Nigerian-American singer, Olubankole Wellington, popularly known by his stage name, Banky W., was on Monday, 23rd May, 2022, declared winner of the PDP primaries for Eti-Osa constituency House of Representatives ticket for the 2023 general elections in Lagos State.

Bankole Wellingtom, AKA Banky .W.

In a video that has now gone viral, the votes of the primaries were counted and closely monitored by the delegates and members of the party.⁣

Banky .W. had a total victory, polling 28 out of 31 votes cast by delegates at the primaries.

The 41-year-old music star announced that he’ll be running for the House of Reps seat back in April.⁣

He earlier 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”.

This will be his second attempt at winning a seat in the green chambers of the National Assembly.

Banky .W. first announced his decision to run for the House of Representatives back in November 2018.⁣⁣

He however lost the elections to Ibrahim Obanikoro of the All Progressive Congress (APC).⁣

Story: Asma’u Sani