- Banky W has expressed his displeasure over the caliber of people campaigning for political positions in Nigeria
- According to the singer, people who should be in jail or on exile are the ones on the campaign posters seen around
- The actor in a recent interview also noted that these Nigerians keep getting into powerful offices in the country
Nigerian singer and actor Olubankole Wellington known as Banky W has said that people who should be in jail or exile are the ones seen on campaign posters, occupying powerful offices in Nihgeria.
The politician made this known while speaking on Nigeria Info FM’s Daily Digest programme monitored by The Punch on Tuesday, August 17.
On why he ran for office, he explained that this was due to young Nigerians who don’t even know who their representatives in government are.
Wellington who ran for a seat in Nigeria's House of Representatives back in 2019 said his political ambition was driven by frustration with the political status quo.
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The musician contested for Lagos' Eti-Osa Federal Constituency on the platform of Modern Democratic Party (MDP) however, he lost to Babajide Obanikoro of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
2023: Governor Yahaya Bello's posters flood northern parts of Nigeria
Earlier, posters carrying photographs of Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, and his presidential ambition, are said to have flooded some parts of northern Nigeria, though campaigns are yet to commence in Nigeria.
Some of the posters were seen displayed in major places in Damaturu, capital of Yobe state. They were transported to the state late Friday, January 29, and were placed in strategic areas of the state capital.
Bello's party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), is yet to zone the presidential ticket to any part of the country, but the south-west and the south-east are already agitating for it.
2023: Atiku finally reacts to alleged presidential ambition
The posters which surfaced in Abuja on Monday, had Atiku and Soludo’s photographs side by side announcing an Atiku/Soludo ticket for the 2023 presidential election.
Atiku in a statement released by his media office and signed by his media aide, Paul Ibe, said he knew nothing about the posters or those who may have promoted it.