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Why I am running on the PDP platform - Banky W reveals

Nigerian singer Banky W Nigerian singer Banky W

Nigerian singer turned politician Olubankole Wellington known as Banky W has revealed why he is running on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the House of Reps.

He said during his interview with Ebuka on the BlackBox interview that he decided to contest under the PDP because the Modern Democratic Party(MDP) was among the political parties deregistered by INEC.

According to him, although he agrees with the INEC, that was not enough reason for him to halt his political aspirations hence his decision to join the PDP.

The politician stated that joining the PDP was a very difficult decision to make and hopes he can win the seat under the PDP this time around.

"INEC deregistered most of the 96 political parties we had including ours and I actually support that move because it does not make sense for us to be scattered.

So again, understanding that we have to engage with Nigeria where it is not where we hope it should be, we decided to run again and this time we made what was a very difficult decision to say we are going to run under the platform of the PDP.

We are going to attempt to get the ticket for the House of Reps in Lagos PDP. We are going to go through the primaries, and hopefully, by God's grace we win."

Banky W officially declared his intention in April 2022 to contest for the seat of Eti-Osa federal constituency in the House of Representatives in the 2023 general elections under the ticket of PDP.

His declaration would be the second time the politician will run for the seat in the National Assembly.

In the 2019 general elections, he contested for the same seat under the Modern Democratic Party, a political party founded in 2017 by some youth associations but lost out after the poll.

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