Singer Banky W on Saturday took many Nigerians by surprise when he announced his candidature for a seat in the House of Representatives ahead of the 2019 general election.
Making the announcement in an event tagged “Play Your Part”, Banky revealed that he will be running under the Modern Democratic Party (MDP) for Eti Osa, Lagos.
And Nigerians, as expected, took to Twitter to comment on the Singer’s latest move.
See some of their tweets below:
Olubankole ‘Banky’ Wellington.
Bold move!!! Always rooting for you bro ✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/TIdLL03wV7
— Ebuka Obi-Uchendu (@Ebuka) November 10, 2018
Banky Double-U just declared his intention to run for public office in Nigeria. Does that mean he will renounce his US citizenship or can u be a dual citizen and run for public office in Nigeria cuz I’m not understanding.
— A.M.B (@AMB_Noni) November 10, 2018
LMAO at Banky W going into the House of Reps.
I knew it!!
EME went from Music Label to a PR company and he was too into this PVC thing.
Man,we are all greedy in this country mahn😴
— Ọmọtórera (@Thekookoorere) November 10, 2018
You can't even please NIGERIANS!
Just reading comments on Banky W deceleration to contest for a seat in Lagos, some Pdp fanatics are already calling him a core Buharist who just wanto 'scatter' the votes 🤣🤣 same for some APC supporters too..
We never ready abeg 😭😭
— Braimah Sheriff (@MisterRedefined) November 10, 2018
I first saw M.I, then Basket Mouth, then Banky W…, heard something like New Democratic Party or so, na then I just soji. APC undercover racket to scatter Southern votes don enter gear 4. https://t.co/P5p0MOaibm
— Mr Stanley Nwabia (@MrStanleyNwabia) November 10, 2018
These people that have held Nigerian politics since the military regime cannot have that power for long!most of them are in their 70's now! I strongly believe the time for CREDIBLE youths to take over is near!And Banky's announcement to run for office just confirmed this theory!
— Dunnie #SevenTheEP (@OfficialDunnie) November 10, 2018
Banky W just announced he’s running for the Federal House of Rep for Eti Osa constituency
This is nice and i love the fact that he is starting from Grassroot, Even Obama started as a grassroot politician but some wanna be PREzzident from nowhere pic.twitter.com/74ECJ8dIDw
— Enekem 💎 (@EnekemGreg) November 10, 2018
Banky W declared to run for House of Representatives representing Eti-Osa, Lagos State & some young people are already ridiculing his campaign. One said it's a joke. The only joke here is a person who hasn't done anything about the status quo criticising one who's trying to do so
— World Publicist (@IsimaOdeh) November 10, 2018
Some Nigerians are not only frustrated and bitter but just utterly CONFUSED.
You're tired of the old blood coming out all the time annnd Banky declares —COMPLAINS.
He is being called greedy..
Lmao please we are all greedy in this country.
Y'all low key want to be BANKY rn😂
— Xtra DIDI🍜🍝 (@Thic_didi) November 10, 2018