Banky W has been stomping really hard for the upcoming elections…
He has held various town halls giving heart moving speeches.
— Banky Wellington (@BankyW) December 11, 2018
As much as he can, he is keeping the conversation going on social media
Please if your office/church/ estate any gathering of up to 20 people is in the Eti-Osa constituency, and you can arrange for @BankyW to come and talk to you, hit me up I will link you up with the campaign team.
— Foza™ (@fozadoza) January 23, 2019
He is going door to door and street to street talking to his constituency
Every day until we reach the finish line – We will listen to & speak with everyone we meet, and translate the vision into every language that they speak. It is possible. We will succeed by the grace of God & the will of our community. #MDP #StrongerTogether #BankOnBanky #EtiOsa pic.twitter.com/nRdlLRrw05
— Banky Wellington (@BankyW) January 22, 2019
His opponents must be really worried right?…..
Its fair to say that Ibrahim Babajide Obanikoro is his main challenger, He is representing the Ruling APC at Etiosa local government area where Banky W is contesting for a seat at the House of Reps
But the young Obanikoro does not have an active campaign
He has a few campaign posters here and there but he is barely seen hosting rival town hall meetings or holding radio interviews, He does not even have a functional twitter or Instagram account – he is on Facebook but barely communicates
His silence could mean that rigging plans have been perfected- here are a few reasons why we should be worried
He is the son of a former Minister of State for Defense, Musiliu Obanikoro:
Obanikoro is allegedly known as a very sneaky Nigerian politician- He has engaged in party hopping, blackmails, back stabbing (He betrayed Tinubu severally and apologized when it suited him)- He was involved in the leaked audio for #Ekitigate . he was quoted as saying – I am not here for tea party, I am here on an assignment from the president
Tinubu may have sealed the Etiosa constituency to Obanikoro’s son- here’s why
Last year, Babajide’s father Musiliu Obanikoro was preparing to battle for Lagos West APC senatorial district from the incumbent Senator Olamilekan Adeola (AKA YAYI).
Tinubu quickly moved to diffuse the issue that would have resulted in tension between the both party members- Musiliu Obanikoro finally folded up his campaign but part of the agreement could have been to give his son Babajide a seat at the house of Reps, that way the Father can be pacified.
It would take a miracle ONLY, for Banky to emerge victorious, the odds are stacked against him,
He is campaigning against deep pockets that allegedly have a masters degree in rigging. Nigerians are not even being supportive enough either , he has been lambasted and abused for setting up a donation page to fund his campaign.
Miracles still happen though…Let’s wait and see