Desmond Elliot, a veteran actor, and politician has finally revealed who he was referring to as children during the #ENDSARS protest in October 2020.
According to the politician, his statement was not directed at all Nigerian youths, but rather at a group of teenagers who were tweeting at the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Musashiru Obasa.
The lawmaker, who begged forgiveness, said the backlash from the remark was too much for him.
Remember that Elliot was dragged on social media after being accused of referring to youths as children while advocating for social media regulation.
In an interview with TVC’s ‘Your View,‘ Elliot insisted that he was not referring to all youths on social media as children, but only those who cursed Mudashiru Obasa.
I wasn’t referring to everybody as children. It was the people that were on my Mr. Speaker’s handle, that were talking to Mr. Speaker, I was referring to, and not everybody. And truly, they were teenagers, when I clicked on those who were cursing at Mr. Speaker. And that’s exactly what I said. But I’m sorry again.
That’s what politics teaches you. You must learn. You must! You can never be prideful. You can never buga in politics. Who you be? So, you must humble yourself. If you wan buga, go inside your gym and get weight. Lose weight when you’re outside. Lose it!
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