Davido Reveals Plans to Contest for House of Representatives

Nigerian music superstar, Davido has revealed plans to run for office at the House of Representatives in future. He also claimed no one will be able to beat him when he contests for the position.

While speaking during a chat with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on the BlackBox interview series, Davido revealed his love for politics and claims his best TV station is not MTV but Channels TV.

Born, David Adedeji Adeleke, he is no stranger to politics as his uncle, Ademola Adeleke was a former Senator representing Osun-west senatorial district.

Davido Revealed his plans to Contest for House of Representatives in an Interview with Ebuka

During the interview, he also confirmed his motivation to enter politics is drawn from his uncle.

“It started with my Uncle. It was the first time me being of age and my family member (my uncle) was running for office. See how God works, last born of Dad’s family, and he has never been in politics before. In Yoruba tradition when a person dies, they will give his family to finish the tenure but them no gree, they conducted the election and he won,” he said.

“Like play play he ran for the governorship primaries and won. Even the family members were surprised. We scattered Osun! When OBO come show? We beat them! Me wen I be don plan my room for government house.”

In the chat where Davido revealed his plans to contest for House of Representatives in future, he revealed plans to help. He also drew attention to the N500m his father donated during COVID-19 lockdown.

”Wetin be the result for the last election wen I go when dem switch? So imagine say na me. So it’s not about me. We actually want to help. Even like in Osun, during Covid-19, popc sent N500M for covid relief for nothing,” he said.

Davido Reveals Plans to Contest for House of Representatives

When asked if he would still remain vocal about politics, he said, “If I run, nobody go beat me.”

Ebuka also pressed the ‘FEM’ crooner if he will one day run for office and he said, “You will see. Presidency, I’m joking. I don’t know, I’ll probably start from the House of Representatives,” he said. “This is the first time I am ever saying this, yes I win run for office.”

He went on to talk about how he has lost faith in the electoral system in Nigeria. According to him, results can be manipulated to favour anyone in the country.



Joshua Ugbedeojo

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