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2023: Banky-W Wins PDP Ticket In Lagos

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Singer and businessman, Mr Olubankole Wellington, popularly called Banky W, has been declared winner of the PDP primaries for the Eti-Osa constituency House of Representatives in the upcoming 2023 general election. The music star who contested against Mr Sam Aiboni, a legal practitioner, won by a landslide after polling 28 out of 31 votes as against 3 by Mr Sam. The primaries delegates consisted of 31 ad hoc members of the PDP and one national delegate. The Returning Officer, Mr Ayodele Kazeem, who declared the results, described the process as peaceful and transparent.

Aspirant, Banky W, supported the claim of Mr Ayodele, stating that the election was a free and fair one and that he had won the election by the grace of God and the will of the people.

Banky W first announced his decision to run for the House of Representatives back in November 2018. In the 2019 elections, he contested the House of Representatives seat under the Modern Democratic Party (MDP) but lost to Ibrahim Obanikoro of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

In April, the music star announced on social media that he was once again aiming to represent the people of Eti-Osa Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives.

He tweeted, “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.”

A total of 140 aspirants contest PDP tickets for the 40 seats in the Lagos State House of Assembly, while 85 candidates are vying for the state’s 24 House of Representatives seats.