Nigerian music star turned politician, Olubankole Wellington popularly known as Banky W, has won the PDP House of Representative Primaries for Eti-Osa Federal Constituency.
The report was confirmed by his aide, Kennedy Salami, saying that Wellington had a landslide victory. Salami stated, “We have just concluded the elections and he has won. We secured the ticket for the House Representatives of Eti-Osa PDP. So, we are moving on to the next. It was a landslide; we won 28 to 3 votes.”
In a viral video, the votes of the primaries were counted and closely monitored by the delegates and members of the party.
In April, the music star announced on social media that he was once again aiming to represent the people of Eti-Osa Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.
He tweeted, “We must engage with Nigeria where it is, not where we prefer for it to be. In 2019, we planted the seed. In 2023, by the grace of God, and with your support, we will win the seat. The time for just talking is over. It’s time to #TalkAndDo. I hope I can count on you. We move.”
Wellington first announced his ambition in 2018 and contested for the House of Representatives seat under the Modern Democratic Party (MDP) but lost to Ibrahim Obanikoro of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Celebrities Hail Ticket Win
Industry colleagues have congratulated Banky W on his win, including Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, who tweeted, “One building block at a time. Congrats @BankyW! Time to prepare even harder bro.”
MI Abaga wrote, “Many will talk, few will do. Congrats @BankyW.”
Davido gave his backing to the EME boss tweeted on Tuesday saying, “Congrats @BankyW! You have my support! Don’t sit at home and complain, get up and make a change.”
DJ Neptune also congratulated the singer on twitter saying, “Congrats Banky W!”