Nollywood actor and lawmaker, Desmond Elliot has paid a courtesy to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.
Recall that the actor contested for the Surulere Constituency seat in the House of Assembly for the third time on March 18.
After casting his votes, the lawmaker paid an appreciation visit to the speaker of the House of Representatives.
Sharing a video of his courtesy visit, Desmond Elliot appreciated him for being his father, mentor, leader and speaker of the nation.
“May many many thanks to my Father, mentor, leader and speaker of the nation @speakergbaja Rep Femi Gbajabiamila. Thank you boss. Most grateful. @olanrewaju_smart thank you dear brother”.
Desmond Elliot cries out as Lagos youths continue to drag him
Kemi Filani reported that Desmond Elliot had expressed his sadness about the amount of hatred he received 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.
Lagos youths set to deal with Desmond Elliot in upcoming state elections
This is coming after 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.
Asides from the grudges the youths had 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.