Nigerian musician turned politician Olubankole Wellington aka Banky W has lost the election to become the Member House of Representative for his Eti Osa Federal Constituency.
The Nigerian king of R&B had last year November declared his intention to run for office on the platform of Modern Democratic Party (MDP) in his federal constituency. His political ambition was welcomed by many of his colleagues who showed him support and kudos especially on social media.
Within about three months Banky W engaged in intensive campaigns ahead of the elections. However, despite his efforts (winning some units in Eti Osa) the singer turned politician lost the race. The ‘Lagos Party’ crooner lost the race to Ibrahim Babajide Obanikoro of APC.
In a new video on Instagram Banky W thanked his supporters for believing in him and supporting him thus far. He stated in his video this was just the beginning of greater things to come.
Some of his colleagues and friends have congratulated him on his efforts so far and encouraged him to stand firm.
Watch the clip below.
A post shared by Banky W. (@bankywellington) on Feb 25, 2019 at 10:30am PST