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PDP Caused Some of Nigeria’s Problems – Banky W

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Nigerian musician turned politician, Bankole Welllington popularly known as Banky W has said that his political party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is responsible for some of the challenges that Nigerians are facing currently.

Banky W who is a House of Representatives candidate for Eti-Osa Federal Constituency in Lagos, stated this on Wednesday during an interview on Arise TV. He said that he joined politics to contribute in proffering solutions to the issues faced by average citizens in the country.

He said, “In 2018, I started feeling like the problems in Nigeria are from top to bottom, while the solution is from the bottom up. So we have to start from the National Assembly, the Senate, the House of Representatives, the state houses of assembly. So when I talked to young people then, they didn’t even know who were contesting for the seats.
Banky W soeaking 
“And then I started thinking, I felt this burden that said, ‘If you, with with your education and your success and your background and your following and your audience and your voice, and you can’t stick your neck out and say I can be a part of this system and I can bring a solution to the table, then who am I waiting for?’ Politics will always be dirty and dangerous until good people start to be part of the system.”

Banky W also said that he chose PDP because he considered it as the party that best aligned with his principles, after a failed experiment with an unpopular party that was subsequently de-registered by INEC.

He further stated that he is aware of the fact that the PDP had caused Nigerians some pains in the past and he could not defend it, adding that he is willing to be one of those who can reform the party. 

“But the truth of the matter is, we have to acknowledge the pains that a lot of young people feel” he said, “we have to acknowledge the frustration Nigerians feel, some of which were caused by people in the PDP, absolutely.”

“But the way I look at it is that a system is only as good as the people that are involved in it. A system is just a collection of people that are fighting for it, pushing for any kind of result. So, the longer we shun the process, the longer that the system will be bad.

“The truth of the matter is that I’m not here to defend anything everybody in the PDP has ever done. That’s not my job. I’m here to reform it,” he said.

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