Bankole Wellington, a singer turned politician, says his party’s logo on the ballot paper printed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is wrong.
The entertainer, better known as Banky W, seeks to represent Eti-Osa constituency at the house of representatives on the platform of Modern Democratic Party (MDP).
Banky W said his party has done “done everything within our power to rectify it but the truth is that they can’t reprint the ballot paper”.
He said his last name was wrongly spelt on the ballot paper and urged the people of his constituency to pay attention to the wrong logo.
The singer wrote on Instagram: “It turns out that logo that will show for MDP on the Election day ballot papers is wrong. We have tried every possible option to see if the ballot papers can be reprinted, but that is unfortunately not possible. So we move on.
“No sense crying over spilt milk. The good news is WE ARE ON THE BALLOT. You will see “Modern Democratic party” on the ballot with this new logo… so PLEASE help us repost the logo everywhere. We are also reprinting as much campaign material as we can. We will not be deterred by any obstacle.
“We will not be discouraged. We will focus on the finish line and forge ahead. No weakness. No regrets.
“My last name was also misspelled, but that’s a non issue because you won’t see candidate names on election day… just party names, acronyms, and logos. Please remember the Modern Democratic Party.”
Banky W said his party will do everything possible to reprint promotional material, adding that “we are focused on the finish line now”.