Nigerian Pop Artiste and songwriter Bankole Wellington but popularly known as BankyW announced his candidacy to run for the Federal House Of Representatives for Eti-Osa Federal Constituency, Lagos State about two weeks ago.
An excerpt of what BankyW plans to do for Eti-Osa Federal Constituency can be seen below (as stated on his campaign website).
Job Creation – As an entrepreneur, I am well placed to originate, advocate for and champion bills that will ensure improved access to finance, business support and mentor-ship, and access to markets for entrepreneurs. In addition, I will champion bills that enhance technological and vocational education, which are required to improve the skill levels of my constituents, and allow them compete for jobs locally and globally
Gender Equality: I will champion bills that will ensure gender equality, especially women’s rights are upheld in our society. This will include championing affirmative action to increase female participation in governance, and focus on girl child education.
Youth Inclusion: I have been an advocate of several youth movements, and will ensure the laws establishing federal parastatals are reviewed to remove any obstacles to young people being appointed into the most senior roles in Government. I will also continue to champion the protection of minors, and ensure we provide sufficient opportunities for young people to thrive.
Affordable and Accessible Healthcare: My personal health history motivates me to ensure affordable and accessible healthcare is achieved in Nigeria. I will advocate for and champion bills that improve cancer treatment care, reduce maternal and infant mortality, and push to make universal healthcare coverage a reality in Nigeria.
He also requested for Volunteers to join his campaign team.
BankyW is running under the Modern Democratic Party.