By G9ija

Olubankole Wellington, popularly called Banky W, contesting for Eti-Osa Federal Constituency seat, says he will patiently wait for the Peoples Democratic Party primary election.

Wellington gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos State on Sunday.

He was reacting to delay in the commencement of the primary election.

He told NAN that he believed that the delay was to enable the party to get everything right.

He said: “I think that is the reason for the delay; if it takes some more time, there is no problem.

“As long as it takes, we will be here, we shall stay here till the process is completed.”

Wellington urged contestants for the PDP tickets to accept the will of the delegates.

He expressed optimism that the election would be held peacefully and in an orderly manner.

He said: “We will all align with whoever has the ticket.

“You need two things to win: the grace of God and the will of the people.

“I am very optimistic that I have both, and at the end of the day, that will be clear for everyone to see, and we can move forward together.”

Commenting, Egunjobi Segun, contesting for Eti-Osa 1 Constituency for the Lagos State House of Assembly, told NAN that the delay was unfortunate.

He noted that the time given by the party for the election was 8am, saying that delegates had yet to arrive as at the time of the report.

Segun expressed the hope to win the election but said that the will of the people would prevail.

Ademola Oyede, also contesting for Eti-Osa Constituency 1, told NAN that logistics involved in mobilising electoral officers and others contributed to the delay in starting the primary election.

Oyedepo said: “We also have to put into consideration Lagos traffic; also, yesterday, there was a downpour in the state.

“Whenever we start the process, we are confident that chosen contestants will reflect the will of the people.”

NAN reports that 140 aspirants are contesting for PDP tickets for the 40 seats in the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Eighty-five people are contesting for the 24 House of Representatives seats for Lagos State.