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Deyemi Okanlawon calls out Thaddeus Attah after 2023 election victory over Banky W

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Deyemi said within the prolonged letter that he voted for Banky W as a result of he thought he would have been the best particular person for the job, and emphasised his reservations and issues in regards to the prevalence of herd mentality, cyberbullying, and tribalism on all sides of the voting course of.

After congratulating him on his success, he requested the honorable-elect what his plans are for Eti-Osa as a result of, regardless of doing in depth analysis on him, he had not found something about them.


The actor prolonged an open invitation to him to take part in a dwell Instagram dialog with him so as to tackle points and reply queries.

“I’ll like to make use of this chance to congratulate you, Mr. Thaddeus Attah @jt.atta of the Labour Get together(LP), because the winner of the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency seat within the Home of Representatives. Earlier than I am going forward with what I’ll prefer to say, I’ll like to completely disclose that I voted for Mr. Bankole Wellington of the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) as I actually thought he would have been the very best candidate for the job. I do have immense religion in our discernment as a individuals to elect the fitting candidate, nonetheless I’m additionally fairly fearful in regards to the function tribal sentiments, cyberbullying and herd mentality on all sides has performed in our electoral course of. That being mentioned, I’m a agency believer in democracy and I’d need nothing greater than for the individuals’s want to prevail so as soon as once more I congratulate you Sir.

Mr Attah, identical as with loads of Lagosians, I solely first heard of you whenever you have been introduced the winner a number of days in the past. Since that point I’ve made a big effort to seek out out as a lot as potential about our newly elected federal HOR candidate. To my shock, my quest for solutions left me much more puzzled as to who you actually are in addition to what your {qualifications}, previous precedents and plans are for the individuals of Eti-Osa. With little or no on-line presence, and for somebody that overthrew each an incumbent and a public determine, I’m but to seek out any indications of your marketing campaign manifesto. It will due to this fact be an amazing pleasure in case you Sir will do me the honour of accepting an invite to affix me on-line for a dwell Instagram dialog this weekend to handle issues and reply to questions many others like myself could have.


Lastly, with out in search of to affect or implement any candidate on anybody, I’ll like to make use of this medium to induce all well-meaning, progressive Lagosians forward of the March 11 elections to seek out their very own particular person voice such that after we head to the polls we make sure the particular person we’re voting for displays our collective need for excellent management and our need for wonderful governance. I look ahead to a vigorous discourse.

Your constituent,

Deyemi Okanlawon.”


Whereas many individuals suppose the actor’s issues are legitimate, many are criticising him. The message has been labelled condescending by many.

Some additionally suppose that Okanlawon is barely “being emotional” as a result of his colleague misplaced in a “free and truthful election.”

Attah is but to reply.