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Candidate not political party – Reactions as Banky W endorses PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar

Nigerian singer, actor cum politician, Bankole Wellington better known as Banky W or Mr Incredible sparked reactions from his fans over his endorsement of PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

The singer is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and as such, it wasn’t surprising for him to endorse his party candidate.

Atiku Abubakar was given a befitting welcome as he visited the singer’s constituency, Eti-Osa.

Sharing a video of his visit, Banky W revealed that they attended the Lagos Chamber of Commerce Economic Forum and had a meeting to rally the Lagos PDP troops towards the 2023 elections. He captioned the video:

“It was a pleasure to welcome our Presidential candidate His Excellency @aatiku and our Gubernatorial candidate H.E @officialjandor to Eti-Osa last week, as we attended the Lagos Chamber of Commerce Economic forum, and a meeting to rally the Lagos PDP troops towards the 2023 elections”.

Many of his fans were left disappointed and displeased with his post as they lashed out at him in the comment section, while some understood his situation.

dherbie_jimmy wrote: I am voting for candidates and not any political party…. Periodt!

balogunemily wrote: No matter how much I love and like you I can’t vote for Atiku. Let’s choose wisely

excel_0005 wrote: Right candidate yes we all know * but wrong party

Dwise wrote: Right candidate surrounding himself with the wrong people, wish you well but we no dey vote Atiku

Tor3ll wrote: I wish you didn’t join the PDP. Cos you too defined for such criminal party. But anyways we voting Obi

FabulousKassi wrote: It’s funny how you guys switch lanes selfishly. So because you are in PDP, you are supporting Atiku, I thought you were one of the few pushing for the youths to rule…na wa for who dey believe una. Selfishness us what guides your ambitions obviously

EmmaChrisPraise wrote: I’m amazed you endorse Atiku.

iamonyinyee wrote: It’s your party, you have no choice, we understand. You got my vote, but you see that your presidential candidate eh

wunmimarin wrote: Our vote is for you just you!!!

phloxcakes wrote: What is wrong with you guys? But he’s contesting under PDP na. What was he meant to do? Not welcome him?

aranmoleti wrote: You all should shut up Obi too was among those that rally for Atiku last election leave this man to focus

WITHIN NIGERIA recalls Banky W revealed why he chose to run his political race with the People’s Democratice Party (PDP).

The singer won the Peoples Democratic Party’s primary election re-run in Eti-Osa Federal Constituency, Lagos with 24 votes against his challenger Sam Aiboni, who scored only five votes.

The rerun took place on Monday, June 6 after the first primary last month was cancelled.

In an interview with Chude Jideonwo, Banky W opened up on why he chose the PDP.

Describing his political aspiration as something bigger than him, Banky W said he got into PDP to make reforms.

It’s a question of learning over the last few years… that we have to engage with Nigeria where it is, not where we want it to be.

“At the end of the day, we can’t be content with just shouting from the sidelines. We can realize that some of us have to infiltrate the system, some of us have to get in to the major platforms that exists and reform even those platforms.

“So this is bigger than – and I say this with all sincerity and with all honesty – that it’s much bigger than me trying to get a seat in the House of Reps.”

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