There’s a mild confusion as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has declared another candidate as the winner of the Eti Osa House of Representatives ticket.
Gatekeepers News reports that Nigerian music star turned politician, Olubankole Wellington better known as Banky W had earlier declared himself as the winner.
According to his aide, Kennedy Salami, he said that Banky W had a landslide victory.
Salami stated, “We have just concluded the elections and he has won.
“We secured the ticket for the House Representatives of Eti-Osa PDP. So, we are moving on to the next. It was a landslide; we won 28 to 3 votes.”
In April, the music star announced on social media that he was once again aiming to represent the people of Eti-Osa Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.
He tweeted, “We must engage with Nigeria where it is, not where we prefer for it to be. In 2019, we planted the seed. In 2023, by the grace of God, and with your support, we will win the seat. The time for just talking is over. It’s time to #TalkAndDo. I hope I can count on you. We move.”
In a viral video, the votes of the primaries were counted and closely monitored by the delegates and members of the party.
In a twist, The PDP’s Electoral Officer, Prof. Babatunde Akinsanya said One Mr Sam Aiboni won the election.
The party said Sam polled 23 votes to defeat his opponent Banky W who had 7 votes.
In the result sheet sighted by the Gatekeepers News, Banky W did not have a party membership card and Permanent Voters Card PVC number.
Banky W first announced his ambition in 2018 and contested for the House of Representatives seat under the Modern Democratic Party (MDP) but lost to Ibrahim Obanikoro of the All Progressives Congress (APC).