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Popular Nigerian singer, song writer, actor and entrepreneur, Olubankole Wellington, better known in the entertainment industry as Banky W has explained why he decided to go into politics. Banky W's clarification came after his campaign poster went viral across all social media platforms last weekend.

The poster had revealed that the singer was vying for the position of House of Representative, Eti-Osa Federal Constituency on the platform of Modern Democracy Party (MDP).

The candidate of MDP who took to his Instagram page to declare his intention said although he has no godfather to sponsor his election, he was relying on God and the support of the masses. His post reads

“They said we don’t have the money to run.. we say our strength lies in our numbers. They said we don’t have the structure, we say we will attempt to build it. They said “what if you lose”? I say, what if we win?

“You see, my entire life has been a story of just dreaming dreams, praying about those dreams, setting goals, and working until they come true. I can live with trying and failing. I cannot live with not trying.

“So while we may not have a godfather, we do have God. And we have vision. And intellectual capacity. And integrity. And the right intentions. And last but not least, a whole lot of hope.

“At the end of the day, hope may be all we have, but I believe that it is all we need. Thank you and God bless Nigeria.”