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Banky W publicly appreciates Adesua for staying with him on political journey

Adesua Etomi and Banky Wellington
Adesua Etomi and Banky Wellington

Musician and politician Bankole Wellington, better known as Banky W, has penned a heartwarming message thanking his wife Adesua Etomi-Wellington for sticking with him on his political journey.

The singer shared a video of himself and his wife from their campaign with some women in Etiosa, Lagos, causing Banky to recount how his wife used to hate politics but chose to support him nonetheless.

Read the heartfelt post:

“Susu always hated politics… So when I began talking about the burden I had to run for office, I’m sure you can imagine how she felt. She said “Banky I know you, and I know your heart… and if you’re given an opportunity, I’m sure you would do a great job and make a difference… BUT politics in Nigeria is dirty and dangerous. And I don’t want anything to soil you or harm you.”

My response was that our politics will always remain dirty and dangerous if the good people always avoid it. If the people who truly care about the state of our country don’t begin to participate in politics then we will never turn things around. We have to move past pointing fingers and complaining…to doing something about it.

So Susu and I did a lot of talking and praying together, and thank God she finally agreed. So I began this journey…one that I would never have been able to withstand, if she didn’t stand with me.

The life of a genuine public servant is tough. And it’s tough on your spouse too. There’s so much required of you… your time, talent and treasure… your sacrifice, tough skin and strength… your faith and finances. This much is certainly true – truly running for office, with the right intentions, is physically, emotionally, financially and spiritually the most draining thing you could ever do.

There’s no way I’d have been able to do this without Susu. So today please take a moment to help me say thank you to Mrs W. My friend and lover. My personal person and purpose partner.

Thank you Shuga. Thank you for everything. I love you, and I’m grateful to God for you.”

Banky W said he joined politics to change a system that was not working. He is the candidate for the People’s Democratic Party’s House of Representatives for the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency.

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