Popular singer-songwriter, Bankole Wellington aka Banky W, has won the Peoples Democratic Party House of Representatives ticket to represent the EEti-Osa federal constituency of Lagos State.
The actor and music executive secured the ticket on Monday after defeating his opponents in the PDP primary election.
The ‘Lagos Party singer’ polled a total of 28 votes to beat his opponent in what appears to be his second attempt at winning a seat in the green chambers of the National Assembly.
Premium Politics reported that Banky W contested for a seat at the National Assembly during the 2019 general elections but lost.
To boost his chances in his second attempt, Banky W defected to PDP on April 1st and declared his intention to contest for the seat of Eti-Osa federal constituency in the 2023 general elections.
Announcing his intention to contest in the 2023 elections, he wrote, “We need you. 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 about our problems is over. It’s time to #TalkAndDo. I hope and pray that I can count on you to support, share and join the movement.”