Bankole Wellington A.K.A Banky W surfaced among the biggest losers in 25th February, 2023 general election.
Banky Wellington the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Eti Osa Federal Constituency of Lagos State once again lost his bid for a seat in the House of Representatives, this time around to an unpopular candidate of the Labour Party, Attah Thaddeus.
The Labour Party candidate polled 24,075 votes against Mr Wellington who polled 18,666 votes.
Many had believed that the election was going to be a rematch of the 2019 election, when Babajide Obanikoro and Mr Wellignton went head to head. However, the unpopular Mr Thaddeus beat the celebrity in the political game to emerged a victor.
Mr Thaddeus’ victory has been generating mixed reactions on social media because Mr Wellington, a popular Afro-beat superstar, is also popular among the young people.
Though the outcome of the poll wasn’t going down well with the celebrity friends. As the
controversial radio personality, Ifedayo Olarinde, popularly called Daddy Freeze, in a video posted on social media, claimed that Mr Thaddeus did not campaign but had the election rigged in his favour.
Toke Makinwa, another celebrity friend of Mr Wellignton, also took to social media to express support for the PDP candidate, while also taking a dig at Mr Thaddeus, saying: “We don’t know him”.Follow us on social media