Singer Olubankole Wellington popularly known as Banky W has said that people who should be in jail or exile are the ones seen on campaign posters, occupying powerful offices.
The 40-year-old who contested for the House of Representatives position in 2019 said this in an interview on Tuesday, revealing that his political ambition was driven by his frustration with the political system and ignorance of the youths.
“The first person I spoke to when I wanted to run was my wife. I said we can’t sit around during election season and people who should be in jail or in exile are the ones on the campaign posters around and also the ones who keep getting into these powerful offices in the country.
“I said, well, it will always be dirty and dangerous if everybody who is good, credible and with good interest at heart forever sits out of the process. This will leave the scum of the earth that we have here to occupy the seats and then we’ll turn around and complain that Nigeria is bad,” he said.
In November 2018, Banky W declared his intention to run for the Lagos Eti-Osa Federal Constituency seat in the House of Representatives. He lost in 2019 to Babajide Obanikoro.