Nigerian musician and CEO of Empire Mates Entertainment (EME), Olubankole Wellington, known in showbiz circles as Banky W had declared his intentions to branch into politics.
The award-winning artist revealed his intentions to contest for the Lagos Eti Osa Federal Constituency seat in the House of Representatives under the Modern Democratic Party at their debut convention in Lagos.
Banky W has joined the numerous musicians who have for unknown reasons quit music to venture into politics.
“It is with great sense of humility, purpose and destiny that I humbly announce to run for the 2019 Federal House of Representatives. I am under no illusions that this run will be easy considering who we are going up against, this is almost impossible”, he stated.
The aspiring politician picked the slogan ‘Hope 19’ with the vision that he is hopeful for a successful and victorious election process.
“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 can’t live with not trying”, he added.
Banky W further stated that “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”.
“So why we may not have a godfather we do have God, vision, intellectual capacity, integrity, 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 it is all we need”, he noted.