Banky W (Olubankole Wellington) is new to politics, he faced his first major test of fake news and it didn’t go so well. A twitter user with username MariamShehu accused Banky W of collecting 57 million Naira bride from president Buhari. The lady said that the money was a contract that will force Bank W to rearrange his political plans to support president Buhari to help win the next election.
“Mr. Wellington, come out and support Buhari with your chest. You can’t be doing this non-partisan shit forever.
Your EME Company you converted to PR firm got a contract of N57m through one Abubakar Ahmed to promote Buhari. Why have you not been doing your work? “ – Mariam ( The accuser )
“I have a picture of you and your wife traveling to Abuja via Arik Air in December where the contract was signed. Your client paid for the Business class that you and Adesuwa traveled with that day. The trip was on a Sunday morning. I dare you to deny this. “ She added.This was the tweet that got Banky W worried.
Bank W quickly replied to the allegation and said that he did not collect any bribe from anybody. His wife Adesua Etomi also defended her husband and said that the claim is false and untrue.
“FALSE. COMPLETELY false and untrue. I’ve never met this person, and never collected a dime to do anything for this President. I DARE YOU to show proof of the false stories you are peddling. Why would I be running on an independent party in my own constituency if that was my plan?” – Banky WBank W first reply to the 57 million bribe allegation.
Someone can tweet “Banky W has collected 57 million contract to do PR for Buhari” and get hundreds of retweets/believers in a few mins, without anyone actually bothering to ask for proof. It is COMPLETELY false, but noone cares for the truth. (1) – Banky W
I can’t spend time engaging in a Twitter war with people who clearly don’t care about facts and truth, and prefer to push slander and lies because it makes for juicy news, regardless of who they need to drag in the dirt. (2)
I’ve called my lawyers, and sent screenshots of the latest lies and slander used against me. I hope the people who posted them are prepared to provide PROOF in court. Shey you have dragged my name in the mud again, you MUST provide proof of your accusations or you will go to jail” – Banky WThis are Banky W’s response to the allegation.
Miriam, I don’t know u and I will never understand why you have tweeted this lie. My husband and I went to Abuja in December for the 16 days of Activism against gender based violence. A final event was put together by the EU and as influencers, we were invited to attend. (Thread) – Banky W’s wife ( Adesua )
“My husband has never collected a dime to support Buhari. There is nothing to substantiate what you have written and I’m racking my brain about why you would write this. I’m saddened too. More because it is a huge lie but life has taught me that time reveals ALL THINGS.”
If a picture of a husband and his wife on a flight to Abuja is all it takes for someone to write something so untruthful and have people believe it, then we are in serious trouble. No-one is safe. Surely you must have substantial proof. PLEASE provide it. I’m not scared.
Lastly, Nigeria will be great. She will thrive and she will rise above all the lies, the corruption, the turmoil. We WILL NOT BE SILENCED FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU who spew lies. We will not back down. We will not retreat and THE TRUTH WILL PREVAIL. Our names and hearts are clean.
For those telling me to be quiet. PLEASE free my soul. I hardly ever respond to lies and the filth that I see every single day but I WILL NOT allow my name to be dragged through the mud. I’m not a chicken, nor am I a coward. I can be quiet but I am NO IDIOT. “ – Adesua
Mariam accused Banky W of collecting 57-million bribe campaign money from Buhari. However, she’s unable to provide proof of the claim. She deleted the tweet because Banky W threatens her with court.
“Mr. Wellington has just threatened me with lawsuit. I’m shaking right now!! Well, I have two SANs on standby including my father to defend me. Bring it on brother. When you and your lawyers are ready, kindly inform me so I can give you address to my dad’s chamber
I’m deleting this tweet because I don’t need this drama. Just wanted to prove doubters wrong. I don’t have anything against Bankole. End of discussion. “ – Maria ( the person that accused Banky W of bribery and corruption ) .
Olubankole Wellington a.k.a Banky W is currently running for the Lagos Eti Osa Federal Constituency seat in the House of Representatives in the 2019 general election. He is running under Modern Democratic Party (MDP).