Nigerian singer, Banky W, has announced his ambition to contest for the House of Representatives. He disclosed this in a series of posts via his social media handles on Friday.
The official proclamation of his ambition will take place today, Saturday, in Lagos.
The 41-year-old singer is striving to represent the Eti-Osa federal constituency at the House of Representatives in 2023 on the forum of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He tweeted on Friday, “In 2019, we planted the seed. In 2023, by the grace of God, and with your support, we will win the seat. The time for just talking is over. It’s time to #TalkAndDo. I hope I can count on you. We move.”
He said it has become crucial for young Nigerians to join the policy in order to rectify it.
It will be recalled that in 2019, Banky W contested for the same position under the Modern Democratic Party (MDP) but was defeated by Babajide Obanikoro of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“I know this is April Fool’s Day, but this is not a joke. We must engage with Nigeria where it is, not where we prefer for it to be. We must no longer be content to shout from the sidelines. We must get into the system to fix it,” he said.
By Damilola Olufemi