Adesua Etomi and Banky W

How I felt when Banky W entered into politics – Adesua Etomi

Adesua Etomi-Wellington, a Nollywood actress, shared how she felt when she learned that her husband, Bankole Wellington, a.k.a. Banky W, planned to run for office.

Recall that on November 11, 2018, Banky W stated his intention to contest for the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency seat on the platform of the Modern Democratic Party.

In the contest for the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency, Babajide Obanikoro of the All Progressives Congress defeated him on February 23, 2019.

He campaigned for the same seat in the 2023 elections under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) banner but lost to Attah Thaddeus of the Labour Party (LP).

Speaking during a recent interview with Hip TV, Adesua said she was initially “worried” and “disturbed” when the singer revealed his intention to join partisan politics.

She, however, said she later decided to support him because “purpose is more important than fear.”

She said;

“When Banky said that he wanted to go into politics, I was a little bit worried and disturbed about it.

“But I also believe that purpose is more important than fear. And I want to see him fulfil purpose. So, he has my support 100 per cent.”

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