Nigerian singer, Banky W, born Olubankole Wellington, has again emerged as the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party’s House of Representatives primaries for the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency of Lagos State.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that that Banky W won the PDP primaries for the constituency held on May 22 across the state. However, the party later cancelled that election.

The musician and actor, however, won the re-scheduled election with a landslide vote of 24 to 5.

The election took place at the party secretariat on Alpha Beach road in the Eti-Osa Local government area of Lekki.

Banky W contested against another candidate who is a legal practitioner, Sam Aiboni.

Reacting to his victory, the ‘Jo’ hitmaker expressed gratitude to the party for the opportunity to represent it and said he is very thankful to the people as well.

“I want to thank the leaders, the delegates, the party members, the presiding officer, INEC, the DSS, and the Police for ensuring this election was free and fair,” Banky W said.

He urged his competitor to work hand in hand with him for the growth of the people they have chosen to serve. Banky said he does not see him as an opponent but a brother on the same side.

“I believe that we can do so much better, Nigeria is in a heartbreaking place, and we need people that have our interest and that of our nation and community at heart. I promise that given this mandate, I will be a servant by God’s grace and make the people of Eti-Osa, Lagos state and Nigeria proud.”

On his part, Mr. Abioni congratulated the winner and thanked the party for the free and fair election conducted.

“The election was conducted according to the rules, and I want to use this opportunity to congratulate Banky W for taking up the mantle and being the next member to represent the able House at the next election in 2023,” he said.