Pop star, Olubankole Wellington a.k.a Banky W stunned many when he declared his intention to contest for the Lagos State Eti-Osa Federal Constituency seat in House of Representatives on the platform of the Modern Democratic Party.
The EME(Empire Mates Entertainment) boss has shared his experience, revealing that joining politics has been one of the most difficult journeys he has ever embarked upon.
TheNewsGuru, TNG recalls that the self-proclaimed ‘Mr Capable’ made the declaration of his intention to run for office at the party’s convention in November 2018.
A tweet posted on the singer’s Twitter account read in part, “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”
Sharing his political voyage so far, the ‘Up North’ actor in a chat with Ebuka on Rubbin Minds said: ”On one hand, it’s been challenging, stressful and difficult joining politics. It is one of the most difficult journeys I have ever embarked upon, but on the other hand It’s been one of the most rewarding things I ever done and I will do it again in a heartbeat. It’s enlightening. You learn more about people in three months of doing politics than in some years put together”.
Commenting on the shocking postponement of the Presidential and National Asssembly elections, he said:” We are moving forward our elections are a week away now and we are not completely sure who is going to win from the president to the way down. At this stage in our democracy, we have to understand that it is going to be tough, nobody is going to come and hand us the country that we want.
“Despite all these frustrations, this is the time for us to push harder. This is the time for us to hold on stronger.If the young people really want this country to be better, we have to be resolute in our determination. We need to push for a better country and a different crop of leaders
“Now is when it is important more than ever because this challenges will come. They will try to disenfranchise us and hold us down”.