Nigerian singer and politician, Banky W recently accepted defeat after coming second in the National Assembly election for his constituency, Eti – Osa Federal constituency.
Banky who contested on the platform of the Modern Democratic Party, MDP, may have to wait another 4 years – after polling 11 less votes below the APC candidate who won.
The singer took to his Instagram page on Monday stating that he is porud of what he accomplished in just three months.
“I hope we realise that winning some areas in Eti Osa is proof that we can do this anywhere.I hope we know it’s only failure when you stop trying.I hope we made our generation proud, we were greatly outnumbered but we stood out in the crowd”.
In a chat with Punch, Banky W declared that he is grateful even in defeat.
Hear him:” I feel very grateful, even in defeat, because of the things we were able to accomplish. Just by running the kind of campaign we ran, and winning some of the major polling units in our area, especially in places like Lekki, Agungi, Idado, Northern Foreshore, Badore, etc.
“Even in the places where we didn’t win, we were consistently placed in the top three right alongside the two major powers that be. And we did all this with a new, unknown party with no godfather or major sponsor and in the space of three months. It shows that we can compete. You have to remember that a lot of the voters were accustomed to just picking sides between the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party. We actually earned every single vote we got, and that’s something to be proud of.
“We also hopefully inspired our generation enough to know that it can be done and to participate in the future. We made it to the top three in just three months; imagine what we can do with four years of consistent effort? We may not have won the election in Eti-Osa, but we won something far greater. We won their hearts”.