" Some months ago I woke my wife up early one morning, and asked for her blessing to improve our community. Her immediate reaction was one of intense worry. She said “I know you, and I know you’d do an incredible job in office, but Nigeria is dirty, and dangerous. And I don’t want anything to soil you, or to harm you.” She was right. Community development in Nigeria IS dirty and dangerous…but that’s BECAUSE the good people have almost always avoided it. Most of us won’t join a party, some of us won’t even register to vote, but we all complain about a rotten political system. Successful, progressive, Nigerians - people who like me, have built careers and companies, provided employment for many and who keep beating the odds to succeed - don’t EVER want to get involved. It was Plato that said that the punishment for not getting involved in politics is that you’ll end up being ruled by your inferiors. Now is the time for us to begin to turn that boat around. My wife gave me her blessing and support – and now I’m asking for yours. You may or may not live in my community, but I need your backing to make the improvements we all want and crave.
The Modern Democratic Party (MDP) is a movement for, and by the young people of Nigeria. We believe that there’s nothing and no one more powerful than the voice of the people and it is possible to go up against the richest political machinery in our country and win. Our logo has a ladder in it, because it represents our generation’s need to climb out of this mess. We will use this seat as a rallying point to build from, and we will play our part to help fix Nigeria, one community at a time. We can do this, if we do it together. If we all, home and abroad, donate in the numbers, I am confident that what needs to be done is well within our reach. With your help, we WILL win. Please stand with us. Please donate. Thank You."
These powerful words from Banky Wellington embody the reason why we put this online campaign together on go fund me. The account is managed by via Banky's U.S. family, DeeDee George, his sister. All funds raised go directly to support Banky's mission to improve Eti-Osa and present a better option of impact, accountability and good governance.