Popular Nigerian singer Banky Wellington professionally known as Banky W has taken to social media to react as the tribunal nullifies LP candidate Thaddeus Atta’s victory.
The National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal sitting in Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos State, has invalidated the election victory of Thaddeus Atta from the Labour Party as the duly elected representative for Eti Osa Federal Constituency.
In a late-night judgment delivered on Monday, the tribunal ruled that the elections were inconclusive and directed the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct a supplementary election within 90 days in all polling units where voting did not take place.
Nigerian singer and actor, Bankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, of the Peoples Democratic Party, who was declared the runner-up in the February 2023 election, and the All Progressives Congress candidate, Ibrahim Babajide Obanikoro, had both filed petitions challenging the election results.
Recall that the electoral umpire declared Atta the winner with 24,075 votes, while Banky W and Obanikoro polled 18,668 and 16,901 votes, respectively.
Reacting to the latest development, Banky W in the latest post via his page on the X platfrom formerly called Twitter expresses positivity as he asserts that it is still possible for him to win.
He wrote; “It is possible. Still.”
See the post below;
See reactions below;
inftasanguine: But I mean come on 😂😂😂. This guy wasn’t thoughtfully voted in. The populace wanted Banky W.
olaadedayodutch: If you have the opportunity to leave that country please do because these are biased judgement. Note go to country that have a working system so you won’t complicate yourself.
official_planbee: I told them 2 months ago Only otti will remain an elected lp member when the court is done with them 😂.
i_am_sa_m: Before Tinubu finishes his eight years in office, he would make sure labour party isn’t ruling in anywhere. Labour party is the only big threat to APC as we speak.
empressinteriors1: I would have said the entire Nigeria’s judiciary system is now based on “highest bidder” and they are filled with greedy judges that are a disgrace to the entire legal profession/system. But I can’t, I have respect for my country and its legal system. 👏.
chukaelvis: Banky we all know you didn’t win, this is not God works..it’s just an unfortunate thing for the LP candidate who was favoured so don’t rejoice for another man’s down fall.. moreover no one will come out to waste their precious time voting, inec APC might eventually be declared winner.