By Toby Prince
Entertainer and youth advocate, Banky W, has declared his intention to run for the House of Representatives election in February 2019 on the platform of the Modern Democratic Party (MDP).
Born Oluwabankole Wellington, the singer and actor is contesting to represent Eti-Osa Federal Constituency of Lagos State at the National Assembly.
The 37-year-old made the declaration at an event organised by the MDP tagged “Play Your Part” in Lagos on Saturday.
If you were inspired by my Tedx Talk, I'd love for you to come hear me speak at the #PlayYourPart @mdp_ng Convention tomorrow. There will be drinks and small chops, great conversation and ideas It's free to attend, but pls register here: http://mdp.org.ng/pyp (Link is also in my profile) We will shut down registration when we hit capacity, so pls hurry and register before it's too late. It's gonna be an epic night.
Founded in 2017 by a consortium of youth associations, MDP was given its certificate of registration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in January 2018.
The party is led by Bukunyi Olateru-Olagbegi, a 27-year-old youth activist and entrepreneur who is married to musician, Mo’Cheddah.