Desmond Elliot: Yul Edochie reacts to lawmaker's controversial remarks

Desmond Elliot: Yul Edochie reacts to lawmaker's controversial remarks

- Yul Edochie has taken to social media to share his thought on Desmond Elliot's recent remarks

- Recall a video surfaced of the actor/politician addressing the House in which he condemned the way Nigerians make use of social media

- Edochie in his post shamed Elliot for worrying about social media when Nigerians are dying of hunger

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Nollywood actor and politician, Yul Edochie, is among the many Nigerians that have come out to express disapproval of Desmond Elliot's recent comments during a plenary session at the Lagos state House of Assembly.

Recall Elliot sparked outrage online after he referred to Nigerian youths as children, adding that they use social media to promote hate speech.

Desmond Elliot: Yul Edochie reacts to lawmaker's controversial remarks

Yul reminded Desmond that people were dying of hunger. Photo credit: @yuledochie, @desmondelliot/Instagram
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Edochie in a recent Twitter post, threw subliminal message at the lawmaker, shaming him for focusing on social media when Nigerians are dying of hunger.

I allowed my emotions get the better of me, Desmond Elliot tenders apology to Nigerians

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He wrote:

"After watching those looting videos, every good leader should be having sleepless nights working out ways to improve the living standard of the masses. Nigerians are dying of hunger. Rather your headache is social media. Shame!"

See post below:

Yul is not the only celebrity who has taken a public stand concerning Elliot's controversial statements.

Celebrities including Uche Jombo, Don Jazzy and Lala Akindoju all took to social media to share their thoughts on the matter with some putting him on full blast.

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Well, the lawmaker who used to be an actor has tendered an apology to Nigerians over his remarks. He blamed his emotions for the outburst.

Pulse had earlier published a video of the lawmaker reacting to the recent looting and destruction of properties in Lagos during a plenary session at the Lagos state House of Assembly.

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In the video, Elliot said that he did not believe ‘children’ on social media could be bold enough to curse and insult their leaders following the Lekki shooting incident on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. He also made mention of social media which he blamed for spreading hate.

It did not end well, as Nigerians once again took to social media to drag him mercilessly.

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