Nigerian music artist, Olubankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, has officially joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He also disclosed his intention to run for a seat in the House of Representatives come 2023.
The singer took to his social media pages on Friday to declare his intention to contest for the seat of the Eti-Osa federal constituency in the House of Representatives.
In a video posted on his Twitter page to announce his intention, Banky W recounted how he, in the past years, has been actively engaged in community service and attempted to be part of the solution to the problems in his constituency.
In his message, the singer said Nigerians can no longer settle for candidates who feel entitled to their place in government. He explained that Nigeria needs innovation and reform and this “will happen when enough of us with like minds, who have the best interest of the nation at heart are in government.
“I will once again be answering the call to serve to represent Eti-Osa Federal Constituency of Lagos State in the House of Representatives on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“Some may not agree or understand my decision to run or my choice of the platform but I have learned that we must engage with Nigeria where it is not where we hope that it should be. We must no longer be content to shout from the sidelines, we must get into the system and fix it.
“The problems in Nigeria are from the top down but the solutions are from the bottom up hence the need for some of us to infiltrate the major platforms that exist in order to build an army of like minds who will enter government with the same agenda,” he said.