- Nigerian lawmaker Desmond Elliot broke down in tears in an interview with Arise Tv
- The actor turned politician said when he got to the plenary session at the House, it was his emotions that ran through
- Elliot also apologised that his recent comments came out the wrong way
Due to recent backlash following comments from Nigerian lawmaker, Desmond Elliot, he decided to grant an interview on Arise Tv to clarify some statements he made and to also state the circumstances surrounding his earlier outbursts.
The actor turned politician however broke down in the course of the interview when he was describing the videos of looters that he saw.
He also stated that the actions of people in the country were largely due to anger and not hunger. According to him, most of the looters were women.
The lawmaker disclosed that he joined DJ switch’s Instagram live but he had to log out after he started receiving death threats regarding the presence of military men at the Lekki toll gate.
Desmond also said that at the plenary session after the unfortunate incident, his emotions got the better of him, hence his comments.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Elliot said he was completely with Nigerian youths.
His reply came after youths on social media dragged him for daring to say that social media should be regulated.
In the interview with Arise Tv, he said he did not say that Nigerians should not protest, and he also did not say anything about regulation because social media helped him during elections.
The Nollywood actor turned politician eventually noted that he never meant to say anything about social media regulation, even though a video that confirmed the statement went viral.
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