Reps primary rerun: Banky W clinches PDP ticket for Eti-Osa Federal constituency

Nigerian singer, Bankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, has again won the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary ticket to contest for the Eti-Osa federal constituency seat in the house of representatives in the 2023 general election.

Okay.ng understands that Banky W was declared the winner after polling 24 votes out of 29 votes cast by delegates at the primary rerun held in Lagos on Monday.

He defeated Sam Aiboni got only five votes.

Reacting to his victory, Banky W took to his Instagram page to appreciate the leadership of the PDP and those who supported him throughout the primaries.

He wrote, “I want to thank the Leaders of the People’s Democratic Party, the PDP, for encouraging me to join the family, and empowering me to stand on our great platform,” he wrote.

“I want to thank our party members and delegates for accepting me, for trusting me, and for giving me the go-ahead – in a landslide – to represent the great constituency of Eti-Osa, Lagos.

“I want to thank my very formidable competitor Barrister Sam Aiboni – we are not opponents within the PDP; we are brothers on the same side, and I hope that our shared love for our community will build a bridge for us to be able work together for the progress and prosperity of our people.

“I want to thank my family and friends, donors and volunteers, prayer warriors and well-wishers – words fail to describe how grateful I feel that you consider me worthy of your blessing, belief and support.

“I also want to thank the love of my life, my wife, for holding my hand and standing by my side.

“Most importantly, I want to thank the almighty God – for the gift of life, and purpose. I am nothing without His Grace.

“Our journey is far from over, this was a great step one but our work has just begun.The road ahead is long – I hope we recognize that this is not a sprint, it’s a marathon.

“The terrain will be tough – I hope we realize that we are stronger together, and there is no obstacle or opposition that we cannot overcome.”

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