Popular musician, Banky W has declared his intention to run for the House of Representatives.
This was made known in an Instagram post dated Saturday, November 10, 2018.He made known to his fans that he will vie for the position under the Modern Democratic Party.
He will be contesting to represent Eti-Osa constituency in Lagos at the Federal House of Rep in the 2019 general election.
He wrote, "They said we don’t have the money to run.. we say we our strength lies in our numbers. They said we don’t have the structure, we say we will attempt to build it. They said, “what if you lose”? I say, what if we win?
"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. And we have a vision. And intellectual capacity. And integrity. And the right intentions. And last but not least, a whole lot of hope. At the end of the day, hope may be all we have, but I believe that it is all we need. Thank you and God bless Nigeria."
The EME boss had earlier this year held a TEDx conference where he spoke about the need for young Nigerians to stop whining and complaining about the situation of the country and take charge by voting and contesting for elective positions.
He had led the march for voters registration ahead of 2019 elections. He urged all Nigerians to come out enmasse to vote so that they can hold politicians accountable for what they promised during the campaign.