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By Oluwatoyin Adeleye

Bankole Wellington – actor and singer – has declared intentions to run for a seat at the House of Representatives for Eti Osa Local Government in Lagos.

Also known as Banky W, his posters have been circulating on various social media pages.

Banky W is running under the Modern Democratic Party (MDP).

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They said we don’t have the money to run.. we say we our strength lies in our numbers. They said we don’t have the structure, we say we will attempt to build it. They said “what if you lose”? I say, what if we win? You see, my entire life has been a story of just dreaming dreams, praying about those dreams, setting goals, and working until they come true. I can live with trying and failing. I can not live with not trying. So while we may not have a godfather, we do have God. And we have vision. And intellectual capacity. And integrity. And the right intentions. And last but not least, a whole lot of hope. At the end of the day, hope may be all we have, but I believe that it is all we need. Thank you and God bless Nigeria. #Hope19 #EtiOsa #MDP

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Banky W has always portrayed an image of a motivator and inspirational youth, with advice to young people and advocacies for social growth and if these qualities are anything to go by, he stands a chance of winning that seat.

Watch his campaign speech below:

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#hope19 #etiosa #MDP #Banky4House #repost

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He also will not be the first entertainer to join the political sphere of the country. Desmond Elliot, Yul Edochie, among others, are some other actors who have run for office.

Read also: Banky W Goes To NYSC Camp ‘Up North’

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