Popular R&B singer cum politician, Bankole Wellington stage named ‘Banky W’, has won the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to represent his constituency at the House of Reps.
Banky W was declared the winner of the PDP primary for the Eti-Osa constituency House of Representatives ticket in the 2023 general election.
The 41-year-old had a landslide victory, polling 28 out of 31 votes cast by delegates at the primary.
The Returning Officer, Mr Ayodele Kazeem, declaring the results, described the process as peaceful and transparent.
Speaking after the results, Banky W said, “I am overwhelmed by the support of my constituency, the people, the ward chairmen, the leaders and the chieftains of the party.
“I feel the support even from the grassroots, honestly, I can’t be happier than I am now.”
“The real work begins now, the primaries are just the start and thankfully, we have the grace of God with us; we move.”
Banky W lost the House of Representatives seat for the Eti-Osa Federal constituency in the 2019 general election under the flagship of the Modern Democratic Party (MDP).