May 27, (THEWILL) – A frontline aspirant for the House of Representatives seat for Eti-Osa Federal Constituency, under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sam Aiboni, has been declared winner of the party’s primary.
Declaring the result, the PDP Electoral Officer, Prof. Babatunde Akinsanya, said Aiboni won the election with 23 votes.
According to the result sheet obtained by THEWILL, Aiboni polled 23 votes to defeat his opponent, Olubankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, who had 7 votes.
THEWILL reports that Banky W had earlier declared himself as the winner of the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency primary.
A viral video on Wednesday, saw votes of the primaries counted and closely monitored by purported delegates and members of the party.
His aide, Kennedy Salami, had said, “We have just concluded the elections and he has won. We secured the ticket for the House of Representatives of Eti-Osa PDP. So, we are moving on to the next. It was a landslide; we won 28 to 3 votes.”
But THEWILL’s investigation uncovered that the musician organised a parallel Congress, where he declared himself winner of the party’s primary.
The musician turned politician, had in 2018, announced his decision to join politics. In the 2019 elections, he contested the House of Representatives seat under the Modern Democratic Party (MDP), but lost to Ibrahim Obanikoro of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Earlier in April 2022, Banky W again, announced on social media that he was aiming to represent the people of Eti-Osa Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.
He tweeted, “We must engage with Nigeria where it is, not where we prefer for it to be. In 2019, we planted the seed. In 2023, by the grace of God, and with your support, we will win the seat. The time for just talking is over. It’s time to #TalkAndDo. I hope I can count on you. We move.”