#EndSARS: Desmond Elliot Apologizes To Nigerians, Explains Why He Said The Things He Did

October 29, 2020

#EndSARS: Desmond Elliot Apologizes To Nigerians, Explains Why He Said The Things He Did

In the course of the unrest and #EndSARS protest, Nigerian veteran actor, Desmond Elliot has gotten himself to the top of the trends again. This time, the member of the House of Assembly proposed a bill suggesting bans on social media platforms and a lot of Nigerians including Davido, Skales and Tekno attacked him for that.

He wrote to the number 1 trending on Twitter immediately with hashatags like Desmond Elliot, Desmond Idiot and Desmond.
Desmond was forced to deactivate his Twitter account and turn off comments on his Instagram page to escape the backlash, and has however come to apologize.

Taking to his Twitter page, he explained that he was overtaken by emotions related to his colleague's vandalized properties and so spoke out of that.

1. I have read your honest feedback& suggestions& I sincerely apologize for addressing the youth as “Children”

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

2. 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.

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

4. Please, understand that even the best of us make mistakes. This is why, moving forward, I ask that we all try to engage constructively on the issues that affect all of us. I promise to do the same.

5. The pain that I feel for my constituents, the calls for assistance that I continue to get, and the need to mitigate against further destruction and violence will continue to drive my engagements and my work.

6. I thank you all for expressing your views, and in the future, I promise to be more conscious and aware. 

Together, we will build a better Nigeria.


While we are yet to know the outcome of the bills, it's good we forgive our own!
You can also read up the tweets here.
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