Banky W has revealed why he chose to run his political race with the Peoples Democratic Party after he was declared winner of the primary election rerun in Eti-Osa Federal Constituency, Lagos.
The Nigerian music producer cum politician said people needs to infiltrate the system and get in to the major platforms and reform them.
Speaking in an interview after his win, he said: “It’s a question of learning over the last few years… that we have to engage with Nigeria where it is, not where we want it to be.
“At the end of the day, we can’t be content with just shouting from the sidelines. We can realize that some of us have to infiltrate the system, some of us have to get in to the major platforms that exists and reform even those platforms.
“So this is bigger than – and I say this with all sincerity and with all honesty – that it’s much bigger than me trying to get a seat in the House of Reps.”
Thegistday reported that the rerun election took place on Monday, June 6 at the party secretariat on the Alpha Beach road in Eti-Osa Local government area of Lekki, where he emerged winner again.
In a recent interview with Chude Jideonwo, Banky W described his political aspiration as something bigger than him, adding that he joined the PDP to make reforms.
Singer, Bankole Wellington aka Banky W, has won the Peoples Democratic Party’s primary election rerun in Eti-Osa Federal Constituency, Lagos.
Wellington won the election with 24 votes against his main opponent, Sam Aiboni, who scored only five votes.
Recall that on May 23rd, the party primary election was conducted and he won by a large margin, defeating his opponent with over 25 votes. However, the result became a subject of controversy after his opponent was declared the winner. The party leaders ordered a rerun which he won today.