Banky W, a generally recognized singer from Nigeria, claims that the cost of participating in mainstream politics is prohibitive while pleading for money to support his political aspirations.
“We have an election to win, and we need your help to get over the finish line.
“In 2019 we planted the seed; in 2023, we will win the seat, and begin the process of fixing Nigeria, one elective office at a time… starting with the House of Reps in Eti-Osa.
“If impact is truly the goal, then we must no longer be content to shout from the sidelines. We must get into the system to fix it. The problems in Nigeria are from the top down, but the solutions are from the bottom up. We must build an army of like minds who will enter Government with the same agenda – to fix Nigeria one community, one ward, one policy at a time. It is possible.”
“Our plan is strategic, bold, and implementable, but we can’t do it without you. Mainstream politics is incredibly expensive and difficult. No one can do everything, but everyone can do something. Please consider this an invitation to do whatever you can to partner with us on this journey.
“The only people who ever change the world are the ones crazy enough to believe that they can. Here’s hoping you’re willing to take that step of faith, and make a contribution to support this movement, and share it with someone else.” Banky W said
On Monday, Mr. Wellington posted a picture of his campaign poster with a bank account notation on Instagram, making the announcement.
Here’s hope you’re willing to take that leap of faith, give something to help our movement, and tell someone else about it, he continued.
The politician-turned-musician ran unsuccessfully for the Eti-Osa House of Representatives seat in 2019 on the platform of the Modern Democratic Party (MDP).
He left the MDP for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) earlier in April in order to run again for the Lagos Eti-Osa House of Representatives seat.
Banky W secured the PDP primary ticket in June by garnering 24 votes, defeating his opponent Sam Aiboni, who received just five.