- Desmond Elliot was on Monday dragged on Twitter after being accused of sponsoring social media bill
- The Lagos lawmaker and Nollywood star was said to have blamed the Lekki shooting on social media influencers and celebrities
- But in a viral video, Elliot denied the allegations and maintained that no state assembly has the right jurisdiction to "deliberate or pass any bill like this"
Desmond Elliot, a lawmaker representing Surulere constituency, has denied the allegations that he and his colleagues in the Lagos state House of Assembly deliberated on introducing social media bill.
Speaking in a viral video on Monday, October 26, Elliot, who is a Nollywood actor and movie producer, said there was no time the Lagos legislative arm deliberated on the controversial bill.
The lawmaker also used the platform to clear the airs on the allegation that he was the one championing the establishment and conversation on the bill.
Legit.ng understands that the social media, especially Twitter, was agog with a floodgate of reactions after a tweep alleged that Elliot and his colleagues are on a mischievous move to silence Nigerians.
The user had alleged that the lawmakers, during a plenary, suggested that the assembly should “cut down on the hate speech” in a move to carpet what he termed as "Lekki Massacre and the shooting by soldiers."
The user also maintained that Elliot advocated for social media control and came hard on celebs and social media influencers who he blamed for the "carnage" at Lekki toll gate.
But in a swift reaction, Elliot described the allegation as fake and further explained that no state House of Assembly has the constitutional right to introduce such bill.
“Please, I beg of you, I beg us. I beg everyone. This is not true, it is totally unfounded.
“Aren’t we going through a lot already? It is not true, period. No State House of Assembly, not one, has the jurisdiction to even deliberate or pass any bill like this; it is not possible."
Meanwhile, All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Bola Tinubu, has paid a solidarity visit to the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, ending the speculation that he travelled out of the country.
Tinubu's visit to Sanwo-Olu came on Saturday, October 24, at the Marina State House amid a deluge of tragedies occasioned by wanton destruction in the state by hoodlums.
Clearing the air on the Lekki shooting, Tinubu said his visit to the governor was to ask him if he ordered the operatives of the Nigerian Army to unleash terror on peaceful protesters.
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