Popular Nigerian musician and actor, Olubankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, has finally joined politics.
Banky W announced that he will be running for the position of House of Representatives in the 2019 general election in Nigeria.
He made this known on Saturday night on his Instagram page when he was declared the flagbearer of the Modern Democratic Party (MDP) for Eti-Osa Federal House Of Representatives.
Banky W is following in on the steps of other Nigerian entertainers like Desmond Elliot and Richard Mofe-Damijo.
On why he chose to contest, Banky W 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".
"...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".
It remains to be seen if the famous musician can bring to politics the sort of popularity and credibility he has won with music.
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