Popular musician and actor, Olubankole Wellington will run for the position of House of Representatives in the 2019 presidential election.
Wellington, popularly known as Banky W made this public Saturday night when he was declared as the flagbearer of the Modern Democratic Party (MDP) for Eti-Osa Federal House Of Representatives.
BREAKING: @BankyW throws his hat in the ring as he declares for Eti-Osa Federal House Of Representatives, 2019.
— Y! Online (@YNaija) November 10, 2018
Speaking on his decision to contest, Banky W, in a post on his Instagram page noted that, “They said we don’t have the money to run.. we say we 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 can not 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.”
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.