September 28, (THEWILL) – Singer, Olubankole Wellington, popularly known by his stage name Banky W, is soliciting funds to run for political office in Lagos.
Banky W emerged the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party House of Representatives and rerun primaries for the Eti-Osa federal constituency of Lagos State in June.
Banky W won the PDP primary for the constituency held on 22 May across the state, which the party later cancelled.
The musician and actor, however, won the rescheduled election with a landslide vote of 24 to 5.
Banky W, who joined the PDP in June, solicited for public funding on his official social media handles, while canvassing fans’ support in winning the seat in 2023.
He wrote: “If Impact is truly the goal, then we must no longer be content to shout from the sidelines; we must get into the system and fix it.”
Further aiding his request for public support, the singer highlighted that mainstream Nigerian politics is a complex and expensive venture.
He urged people to consider his post an invitation to a partnership with him through the journey.
This won’t be the first time the father of one will be soliciting for financial support for his political ambition.
In 2019, he also appealed to his fans, friends, well-wishers and supporters of his then political party, the Modern Democratic Party, to support his ambition to run for a seat in the Federal House of Representatives in the general elections.