Banky W who charged Nigerian youth to become active participants in the 2019 elections, stated that battles are lost when one stops fighting. According to the singer turned politician, he wants to be look at his kids and say he tried. He said;
It’s a lot harder to try, and a lot easier to criticize. It is a lot easier to talk about it, than to do something about it. We only fail when we stop trying, and battles are only lost when you stop fighting. So, don’t just tweet and talk, walk the walk.
I am running for my unborn children, because when our generation is old and grey, and we hand the country over to them, and they asked what we did about the state of affairs, whether Nigeria ends up being great, or forever a shadow of what could have been, I want to be able to look my kids in the face and say you know what? I tried.
In an Instagram post on Saturday, November 10, 2018, the ‘Up North’ star announced his intention to run for the elective position under the Modern Democratic Party.