According to Bertolt Bretcht, the worst illiterate is the political illiterate. Perhaps this reasoning is informed by people complaining about things in the society without taking step to make things right.
In Nigeria for instance, there has been a clamour for younger leaders. While many people only talk about it on social media, others have taken the bull by the horns and joined politics.
Nigerian singer and actor, Bankole ‘Banky W’ Wellington, contested to represent the people of Eti Osa federal constituency at the House of Representatives.
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Despite being a newbie in politics, he was able to get the highest number of votes in his polling unit in Lekki. This is a great feat seeing as he defeated the two major parties, PDP and APC.
However, the singer did not emerge victorious overall seeing as he lost to APC’s candidate, Obanikoro.
Banky is obviously not one to be a sore loser and he has congratulated the winner and even sent an emotional message to his fans on social media.
See his post below:
Banky W did not have it easy in politics and his ambition faced some setbacks. For instance, his campaign posters were defaced in some parts of Lagos. The star took to Instagram to cry out and reveal that he is not discouraged by their negative act.
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