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2019: Banky W declares interest in politics, grabs house of reps ticket

Popular musician and nollywood star, Olubankole Wellington with stage name Banky W have joined politics announcing his intention to run for a position in the Federal House Representatives in the 2019 general election.

The popular entertainer revealed this Saturday on his Instagram page after he was declared the flag bearer of the Modern Democratic Party (MDP) for Eti-Osa federal constituency.

Banky W said the reason to contest was neither about money nor having the structure but “our strength lies in our numbers.”

He wrote; “They said we don’t have the money to run. We say our strength lies in our numbers. They said we don’t have the structure, we say we will attempt to build it. They said “what if you lose”? I say, what if we win?

“You see, my entire life has been a story of just dreaming dreams, praying about those dreams, setting goals, and working until they come true. I can live with trying and failing. I can not live with not trying.

“So while we may not have a godfather, we do have God. And we have vision. And intellectual capacity. And integrity. And the right intentions. And last but not least, a whole lot of hope.

“At the end of the day, hope may be all we have, but I believe that it is all we need. Thank you and God bless Nigeria.”

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