- Nigerian lawmaker Desmond Elliot disclosed that he never said Nigerians should not protest
- The politician who stated that he was completely on the side of Nigerian youths blamed emotions for his outburst
- He also said that
The power of social media cannot be overemphasized and this is reflected in the activities in the country over the last few weeks. Social media has served as a means of information distribution as well as accountability for Nigerians.
So, when lawmaker, Desmond Elliot called for social media regulation on the floor of the House of Assembly, he was dragged all over the place.
The Nollywood actor turned politician eventually came out to deny the allegations against him, saying that was not what he meant even though a video that confirmed his statement went viral.
In an interview with Arise Tv, Elliot said he did not say Nigerians should not protest, and he also did not say anything about regulation because social media helped him during elections.
"I am pro EndSARS, and completely with the youths. I came into politics because this country needed change, but because of what had happened and the video I watched, I just thought maybe we should cut down and restrategise after the protest. I also thought that we needed to share love, for the memories of those that had passed. I did not say that they should not protest, I said the narrative of the hatred. I blame it on emotions."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Desmond Elliot has apologized for addressing Nigerian youths as children.
The actor turned politician explained that his remarks were borne out of the magnitude of destruction and looting he witnessed.
His apology came amidst heavy backlash from many Nigerians including his industry colleagues who expressed their disapproval. He, however, acknowledged his mistakes and promised to be more conscious and aware.
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