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Entertainment of Saturday, 18 March 2023


Lagos Lawmaker Desmond Elliot casts vote in Surulere

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Actor-turned-politician, Desmond Elliot has cast his votes as photos emerge.

House of Representative member who represents Surulere Constituency I has been at the center of controversy with ‘Generation Z’ a phrase describing the youthful generation following comments he made about the use of social media.

He called for the regulation of social media shortly after the EndSARS protest.

The lawmaker, who supported the call for the regulation of social media while speaking at the Lagos State House of Assembly, said there was a need to address certain things like “the Nigerian youth, the social media, the social influencers.”

He had lamented the “gross misconduct of youths, especially those who make mockery of the government’s abilities to protect its citizens.”

Elliot had described the EndSARS protests in the country as an act of “children”.

He said Nigeria may not exist if social media space is not regulated.

His comment was met with backlash as the youth threatened to vote him out of power in the polls.

Elliot issued a statement begging for forgiveness from Nigerian youths over his famous derogatory comment.