Olubankole Wellington, a musician and entrepreneur has explained his reason for deciding to join politics and run for a seat in the house of representatives.The actor, singer, writer and filmmaker is gunning to represent Eti-Osa local government area of Lagos. Banky opens up on how it has been running for a seat in the house of reps.
“It is the most stressful and most expensive journey I have ever embarked upon. It is also the most fulfilling and rewarding. I feel like I am the doing the best that I can to impact my generation and to impact my community.People who have followed my trajectory over the last ten years of me being relevant in the entertainment industry, I have been involved in some youth develop initiatives like ‘Light up Naija’, ‘Enough is Enough’, ‘Occupy Naija’. I have always been trying to use my voice to speak for young people and to young people”
When asked why he decided to run for a seat, he said: “Part of the reason why we are where we are is because we don’t care enough about what is going on in the country. I want to be part of fixing Nigeria. The greatest voter constituency are the people who are tired, who won’t show up to vote.There we 90 million people who rejected during the last election, only 28m took part”.
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