- Banky W, has won the PDP House of Representative Primaries for Eti-Osa Federal Constituency in Lagos state
- The music icon turned politician reportedly polled 28 to defeat his opponent who got 3 votes in the primary
- Recall the musician in April announced aspiration to represent the people of Eti-Osa Federal Constituency
Olubankole Wellingto, popularly known as Banky W has won the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to contest for the House of Representatives, Eti-Osa Federal Constituency seat in the 2023 elections, Premium Times reports.
Kennedy Salami, one of the singer's aide revealed that Banky W had a landslide victory.
“We have just concluded the elections and he has won. We secured the ticket for the House Representatives of Eti-Osa PDP. So, we are moving on to the next. It was a landslide; we won 28 to 3 votes.”
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Recall that Banky had in April, announced that he was once again aiming to represent the people of Eti-Osa Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives.
“We must engage with Nigeria where it is, not where we prefer for it to be. In 2019, we planted the seed. In 2023, by the grace of God, and with your support, we will win the seat. The time for just talking is over. It’s time to #TalkAndDo. I hope I can count on you. We move.”
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Meanwhile, the race for who succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari has continued to top conversations in the polity.
Recently, a Peoples Democratic Party chieftain in Lagos state, Ganiu Taofik, says the gate of the PDP is wide open to accommodate ex-governor Akinwunmi Ambode and any politician willing to abide by the rules of the party.
Taofik, who made this known in an exclusive chat with The Punch, on Tuesday, February 1, also said Ambode has some chances to return as Lagos governor in 2023 if he joins the PDP.
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The advice was given by the Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, in a statement on Monday, January 31, Punch reports.
Speaking to northern politicians who are joining the presidential race, the elder statesman noted that they must understand that the ideology of a rotational presidency is vital for national cohesion and peace.