Ben Murray-Bruce congratulates Banky W on winning PDP ticket

Ben Murray-Bruce

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce on Tuesday congratulated singer-turned-politician Bankole Wellington aka Banky W on winning the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party to represent the party as the House of Representatives candidate in the 2023 elections.

The music star on Monday polled 28 votes out of 31 while his closest opponent for the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency seat Sam Aiboni scored three votes.

Murray-Bruce said in a tweet that Banky’s victory was a morale booster for the youth.

“Congratulations, @BankyW, on your victory at the just concluded @OfficialPDPNig primaries. Your emergence to represent the great people of the Eti-Osa constituency in 2023 for the House of Representatives is a major morale booster for our youth. It can only get better from here,” he said.

Banky W first announced his decision to run for the House of Representatives back in November 2018. In the 2019 elections, he contested the House of Representatives seat under the Modern Democratic Party (MDP) but lost to Ibrahim Obanikoro of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

In April 2022, he announced that he would be running for the seat again on the PDP platform.

Banky W told NAN that the election was a free and fair one, adding that he won the election by the grace of God and the will of the people.

“I am overwhelmed by the support of my constituency, the people, the ward chairmen, the leaders and the chieftains of the party.

“I feel the support even from the grassroots, honestly, I can’t be more happy than I am now,” he said.

Banky W said on Sunday that he would patiently wait for the outcome of the primary election.

He gave the assurance while reacting to a delay in the commencement of the election.