Banky W wins the House of Reps ticket for Eti-Osa

On Monday, Nigerian singer-turned-politician Bankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, won the PDP primary to represent the party as a candidate for the House of Representatives in the upcoming 2023 election. Banky W is running for the Eti-Osa federal constituency seat and had previously said he would wait patiently for the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) primary election. The music star won twenty-eight votes while his closest opponent got three votes. A total of 140 candidates are vying for the PDP tickets for the 40 seats in the Lagos State House of Assembly, while 85 candidates are vying for the state’s. 24 seats in the House of Representatives. Previously, Banky W was the butt of jokes on the internet after rumors that he had lost his primary election. The hotly contested primaries began at 5 pm on Monday. In a viral video, the primary votes were counted and closely monitored by delegates and party members. Banky W first announced his decision to run for the House of Representatives in November 2018. In the 2019 election, he contested the House of Representatives seat under the Modern Democratic Party (MDP), but lost to Ibrahim Obanikoro of the ruling Congress of All Progressives (APC). The music star announced that he would run again for the House of Representatives seat in April 2022. “We must engage with Nigeria where it is, not where we prefer it to be. In 2019, we planted the seed. In 2023, by the grace of God and with his support, we will win the seat. The time for just talking is over. It’s time to #SpeakAndDo. I hope I can count on you. We move,” he tweeted her at the time. challenges On Sunday, Banky W said he would patiently wait for the outcome of the People’s Democratic Party primary election. In an interview with the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday, he gave assurance as he reacted to the delay in the start of the primary elections. He told NAN that he believed the delay was to allow the party to get everything right. “I think that is the reason for the delay; if it takes a little longer, no problem. We will be here as long as it takes and we will stay here until the process is complete,” he said. Mr. Wellington also urged the PDP ticket contestants to accept the will of the delegates. He expressed his optimism that the election would take place peacefully and in an orderly manner. ALSO READ: PPD Primaries: Former Lieutenant Governor of Ondo wins ballot from Ondo Sur “We will all line up with whoever has the ticket. Two things are needed to win: the grace of God and the will of the people. I am very optimistic that I have both, and at the end of the day, that will be clear for all to see, and we can move forward together,” he said. Egunjobi Segun, running for the Eti-Osa 1 constituency in the Lagos State House of Assembly, told NAN that the delay was unfortunate. He pointed out that the time given by the party for the election was 8 am, saying that the delegates had not yet arrived at the time of the report. He expressed hope of winning the elections but said the will of the people would prevail. Ademola Oyede, also running for constituency 1 of Eti-Osa, told NAN that the logistics involved in mobilizing electoral officials and others contributed to the delay in the start of the primary elections. “We also have to consider the Lagos traffic; Yesterday, there was a downpour in the state. Every time we start the process, we trust that the chosen contestants will reflect the will of the people,” said Oyede. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Banky W wins the House of Reps ticket for Eti-Osa