Pop star David Adeleke better known as Davido has congratulated singer-turned-politician Bankole Wellington aka Banky W on winning the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to represent the party as the House of Representatives candidate in the 2023 elections.
Banky W on Monday polled 28 votes out of 31 while his closest opponent for the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency seat Sam Aiboni scored three votes.
Congratulating him on Twitter on Tuesday, Davido declared his support for the singer saying, “Congrats Banky W! You have my support! Don’t sit at home and complain get up and make a change.”
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.