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Why I supported Banky W’s decision to join politics – Adesua


PDP Lagos Eti-Osa Reps candidate, Bankole Wellington, a.k.a. Banky-W

Actress Adesua Etomi-Wellington has revealed how fear and uncertainty enveloped her when her husband, Olubankole Wellington, professionally known as, Banky W, informed her about his desire to join politics.


In 2018 November 11, Banky W expressed his intent to run for the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency seat on the platform of the Modern Democratic Party.


He lost the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency election to Babajide Obanikoro of the All Progressives Congress on 23 February, 2019.


He again contested for the same seat in the 2023 elections on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party and lost to the Labour Party candidate, Attah Thaddeus.


In a recent interview with Hip TV, Adesua said she was initially worried and disturbed after Banky W revealed his intention to join politics but she later decided to support him because “purpose is more important than fear.”


She said, “When Banky said that he wanted to go into politics, I was a little bit worried and disturbed about it.


“But I also believe that purpose is more important than fear. And I want to see him fulfil purpose. So, he has my support 100 per cent.”

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