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ENDSARS

Desmond Elliot apologises for addressing the youths as “Children”

Elliot apologised and allegedly broke down in tears on Live TV for addressing #EndSARS protesters as children.

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Desmond Elliot, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, apologised and allegedly broke down in tears on live TV for addressing #EndSARS protesters as “Children.”

The lawmaker disclosed this in a statement he issued via his Twitter handle and on a live TV interview on Thursday.

Elliot explained that he was carried away by his emotions, which was the reason he used such a word to describe the protesters on the floor of the house.

He tweeted, “I have read your honest feedback& suggestions& [sic] I sincerely apologize for addressing the youths as ‘Children.’

“I did not mean to be insensitive with this, it was borne out of the magnitude of destruction&looting [sic] of businesses I witnessed when I went on a tour of my constituency.

“I saw women crying and my constituent members distraught as a result of the damages inflicted on their source of livelihood. I was moved by this while giving my submission on the floor of the House.

“I allowed my emotions get the better of me and for this I apologize to everyone my earlier statements may have hurt.”

What you should know

The lawmaker, who is also a film maker, in his submission at the House on Thursday, allegedly pushed for the passing of a social media regulation bill.

His controversial statement received lots of criticisms, as many Nigerian youths attacked him for referring to youths as “children” and for also pushing for the regulation of social media.

Abiola has spent about 14 years in journalism. His career has covered some top local print media like TELL Magazine, Broad Street Journal, The Point Newspaper.The Bloomberg MEI alumni has interviewed some of the most influential figures of the IMF, G-20 Summit, Pre-G20 Central Bank Governors and Finance Ministers, Critical Communication World Conference.The multiple award winner is variously trained in business and markets journalism at Lagos Business School, and Pan-Atlantic University. You may contact him via email - [email protected]

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    October 30, 2020 at 11:47 am

    Sorry to say this. He’s very stupid. The same way he insulted the youths,let him use that same way go to the house and make the apologies to the youth. and leave a good example as the young person in that house.speak up for truths.

  2. Anonymous

    October 30, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    Desmond Elliott
    GO TO HELL

  3. Anonymous

    October 30, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    Desmond is an actor, so don’t be fooled by those years, if any

  4. mack

    October 31, 2020 at 1:50 am

    What an ass licking cunt after we citizens especially we the youth made him who he is then he literally bit the hand that feeds him you see how niggas forget well let karma do you cunt.

  5. Ibn ZIHYANI

    October 31, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    Ur career is gone! Both politics and Nollywood.You have insulted the heart beat of the future.

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