Notable Nigerian singer, Olubankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, is soliciting for funds to run for political office in Lagos.
Banky W emerged the winner of the PDP House of Representatives primaries for the Eti-Osa federal constituency of Lagos State in June.
Banky W solicited public funding on his official social media handles on Monday afternoon 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.
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He urged people to consider his post an invitation to a partnership with him through the journey.
Explaining his drive for political participation in April, he said, “The Nigerian people need candidates who will earn and treasure their right to serve. And as a nation, we need innovation and reform.”