Nollywood actor-turned-politician, Desmond Elliot has expressed his sadness about the amount of hatred he continues to receive from youths regarding the comment he made in October 2020 during the End Sars protest.
Desmond Elliot who appeared on TVC’s morning show ‘Your View’ spoke out about the hate he receives from the youths daily. Recall that the politician in 2020, during the nationwide End SARS protest spoke against the youths and also pushed for a bill to regulate and control speech on social media at the Lagos State house of assembly.
Looking away from the bill Desmond Elliot pushed for, the youths are specifically angry he called them ‘children’. His statement since 2020 has cost him a lot as he constantly receives backlash on matters arising. Once things go wrong and make their way to social media, youths simply write ‘Na Desmont Elliot cause am’.
During the interview, Desmond Elliot apologized to the youths while noting that he made his speech out of emotions. He also said the hatred he has received thus far was too much and advised that everyone spread love.
He said, “I’m still apologising to those who must have misconstrued what I said. I said I was taken by emotions. But, in the end, it still didn’t take away from the facts; the hatred is too much, the polity, the hatred is too much. I’m in politics now for eight years and I still stand on the fact that love conquers all. I mean I’ve gone out in the streets and people still curse me. But I’m not afraid, I’m not ashamed because they don’t understand the stress that you go through.”
Lagos youths set to deal with Desmond Elliot in upcoming state elections
Kemi Filani reported that Lagos youths in Surulere vowed to come en masse to vote out Desmond Elliot, during the upcoming state elections from his political post as a lawmaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Surulere Constituency.
Asides from the grudges the youths have against him since 2020 during the End SARS protest after calling them ‘children’, they also lamented that since Desmond Elliot was sworn into office on 11 April 2015, he hasn’t produced any positive outcome, especially in Surulere.
Now ready to deal with him, the youths had thrown their weight behind Labour Party’s candidate and actor, Olumide Oworu who is set to contend with his senior colleague, Desmond Elliott.
Desmond Elliot donates transformers to his constituency
Kemi Filani reported that Desmond Elliot who is running for a third term as a lawmaker for Lagos State House of Assembly, Surulere Constituency took to social media to reveal he commissioned the instalment of high-capacity transformers in Surulere.
His action is geared towards bringing reliable electricity to communities that have long needed it.
Desmond Elliot under fire for donating transformers
Nigerians have taken to several comment sections to slam Desmond Elliot for what is considered cheap propaganda to win another election in his constituency. Others noted that he acts as tho he is doing his community a favour.
One Nnachod wrote: “The man acts like he is doing his constituency a favor. These amenities ought to be there a long time., but the power of election.. this is just plain wickedness”
Michael Itoro wrote: “The fact that politicians know what to do yet deliberately refuse to act accordingly makes me wanna cry for my country.”
Miss Benson wrote: “Why na now you dey give the transformers? How long has it been since the people requested huh? Make una dey play”
Oby Glotainer wrote: “It is NOT A GIFT. It is THEIR RIGHTS”
Its Tega Dominic wrote: “Leeeeeemmmmmaaaooo”