The Nigerian actor who has suddenly swerved to politics has been flogged passionately by his conscience after he labelled the youths as ‘Children’.
In the viral video, the Lagos Lawmaker was in full anger describing the need to regulate social media activities so the youths can be stopped and disciplined about their disdainful activities.
However, this went very deep to youths as they blasted his misfortunes and vividly exposed words which thrust the actor nerves as he denied he ever made such statements.
Never were the youths calm with his leis as they leaked his speech openly. There was no choice for the actor and he made an open apology.
According to him, he said.
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
— Desmond Elliot (@DesmondOElliot) October 29, 2020
“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 to get the better of me and for this, I apologize to everyone my earlier statements may have hurt”
“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”
“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”
“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”