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The Banana Rat Goes $Ape: GCG Member Runs for ApeCoin DAO Special Council!

This GCG member has gone from the streetz of Gutter to the political arena!

The Gutter Cat Gang's renowned Banana Rat has not only spoken, but is running as one of 19 candidates for 3 potential spots on the ApeCoin DAO's Special Council!

This first round of voting goes through June 21st, peeling back the competitive field to 5 finalists.

As outgoing Special Council member Yat Siu, Chairman of Animoca Brands, explained in a May 7th Twitter thread, “The role of the Special Council is to act as stewards of @apecoin; its purpose is to serve the $Ape community with a mission to be the layer for community-led initiatives that drive culture forward into the #open#metaverse#web3."

The Gutter Cat Times reached out to the Banana Rat, who joined the Gang on the day of mint, to find out more about his interest in running and what he hopes to achieve as a Special Council representative.

He explained, "It's about vision, unity, and change. In this Web 3.0 world, we've gotta think big and bold. That means not only focusing on the Otherside & BAYC, but on the entire Web 3.0 landscape, including Roblox, Fortnite, Otherside, MS Teams, other Web 3.0 communities, and all major Metaverse platforms! It's high time we spread the influence of the ApeCoin DAO and truly show what a high performance Web 3.0 DAO can do."

With the Banana Rat's background in strategic planning, delivery, and risk mitigation, he believes he has the expertise to guide the ApeCoin DAO forward. To achieve long term success, he said the DAO has to grow: "It's gotta expand its crew, evolve, broker relationships, and embrace the wider Web 3.0 community" creating more inclusivity and driving innovation.

The Banana Rat explained, "If I'm elected to the ApeCoin Council, I'll push to extend our reach beyond BAYC with partnerships and collaborations with all the major players in the Web 3.0 space, Gutter Cat Gang included. At the end of the day, our strength lies in unity, and our success depends on it."

He told the Gutter Cat Times, "You've probably heard my catchphrase 'The Banana Rat has spoken' echo through the gritty alleyways of The Gutter Cat Gang world. Yep, that's me, a leading character in the heart of one of the most dynamic Web 3.0 communities. But let's talk real - it ain't just about The Gutter Cat Gang or the Bored Ape Yacht Club."

His strategy is to bring communities together through collaboration and shared progress across all of our diverse digital landscapes. Gang Gang!

The Banana Rat shared, "If you're holding Ape Coin, you've got the power to cast a vote for unity, for inclusivity, for a Web 3.0 world that embraces all digital tribes. So, let's get down to it, fam. Let's cast our votes and let's transform the digital universe into a place where every community thrives...Together, we've got this. Good luck to all the great candidates. The Banana Rat has spoken."

The Gutter Cat Times will continue to follow this story and bring updates to the Gutter. Gang Gang!

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