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Data Visualisation: How Nigerian celebrities faired in 2019 general elections – NNN

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Abuja, March 10, 2019 The entertainment industry has recorded its own fair share in the ongoing governorship and house of assembly elections in the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that two out of the five Nigerian celebrities that sought elective positions have emerged successful after the polls.

Prominent artistes Olubankole ‘Banky W’ Wellington, Emeka Ike, Desmond Elliot, Freedom ‘Mr Jollof’ Atsekpoyi and Shina Peller were vying for several legislative positions.

Nollywood star, Elliot, who was a candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was re-elected in the Surulere constituency l Lagos State House of Assembly on Saturday.

Meanwhile, singer and actor Banky W and social commentator, Mr Jollof, who contested for House of Reps seats in Eti-Osa Constituency and Warri Federal Constituency both lost.

Banky W contested under the Modern Democratic Party (MDP) and was commended for his tenacity in spite of being a first-timer; Mr Jollof contested under the Africa Action Congress (AAC).

However, elections for Okigwe South Federal Constituency, where actor Ike contested under the Young Progressives Party (YPP), have been declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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