Desmond Elliot has apologized for addressing the youths as ‘Children’ while making his submission during plenary at the Lagos state House of Assembly last week. Celebrities and other Nigerians have taken to their SM pages to criticize Nollywood actor turned politician “Desmond Elliot” for allegedly pushing for social media regulation.
In a viral video that captured the Surulere lawmaker’s submission on the Lagos carnage, he addressed the youths as children and opined that social media was used to fuel the carnage.
Globalgistng reports that Nigerians on social media have been dragging him since for his comment.
In a statement he released on his Twitter handle today, the actor apologized for his choice of words during the deliberation. According to him, he did not mean to be insensitive.
His statement read; “I have read your honest feedback & suggestions & I sincerely apologize for addressing the youth as “Children” I did not mean to be insensitive with this, it was borne out of the magnitude of destruction & looting of businesses I witnessed when I went on a tour of my constituency
“I saw women crying and my constituent members distraught as a result of the damages inflicted on their source of livelihood. I was moved by this while giving my submission on the floor of the House.
“I allowed my emotions get the better of me and for this I apologize to everyone my earlier statements may have hurt.
“Please, understand that even the best of us make mistakes. This is why, moving forward, I ask that we all try to engage constructively on the issues that affect all of us. I promise to do the same.
“The pain that I feel for my constituents, the calls for assistance that I continue to get, and the need to mitigate against further destruction and violence will continue to drive my engagements and my work.
“I thank you all for expressing your views, and in the future, I promise to be more conscious and aware. Together, we will build a better Nigeria. End.”
Celebrities didn’t take it funny as they took to their SM pages to blast him.
Below are some celebrities comments:
“Desmond Elliot just destroyed all the precious childhood memories he gave us in movies …”
“Desmond Elliot tho… can’t trust anyone in politics. Kai e fall my hand”
“Desmond Elliot called us all CHILDREN. Just imagine!!!! I’m happy he has advised we go get our PVC. E go shock them all when the time reach. “The same Social media you used in campaigning, the same Influencers he paid to campaign for him and the same youth who voted for him have all turned CHILDREN in his eyes. Desmond elliot wey be say Na only bucket of water he buy take use as hand sanitizer for him area during COVID wants to tell us how to use Social Media”.
Desmond is a very silly and stupid boy. A big shame!
You no fit be politician make devil no borrow your sense use once in a while DESMOND ISCARIOT
But Desmond Eliott you know that you represent the people. SPEAK FOR THE PEOPLE, NOT TO SAVE FACE. THERE IS HUNGER IN THE LAND.[quote]
[quote]The same social media they “USED” to package themselves into power.
APC was package here… on twitter with “change”
Desmond Elliott was acting for his political godfathers to see his loyalty. He is ambitious. He does not believe what he said. He believed he was writing a promotion exam. And he felt that the person that would grade his paper is Bola Tinubu. But Nigeria has changed. Power has shifted to the people. Even Bola Tinubu himself can’t recover from the effects of the last two weeks. Desmond Elliot expects someone who can’t save himself to save him. Alas, he unwisely chose to be the proverbial fly that followed the corpse into the grave. Tinubu is now a political corpse. He once had the Midas Touch. But now, all that Tinubu has left is the Leprous Touch! Desmond incurred the wrath of forces more powerful than his godfathers, and they may sacrifice him to appease that force
Cousin Desmond should have used the same energy to fight for us. Now he’s collecting money, we’re “children”. You can see it’s not about age. You can be 22 years old and wicked. “Celebrities yen yen”…they didn’t vote for celebs, they voted for you sir.