Twitter has rejected the comparison between Filmmaker turned politician Desmond Elliot and Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.
A Twitter user @VictorIsrael_ had compared Mr Wine to Desmond on Friday.
He said, “Truth is Nigerians wish they could have their own young and Vibrant Bobi Wine but the last time they gave it a thought, it resulted in Desmond Elliot.”
Things quickly took a turn as his tweet did not sit with so many people.
It's a total disrespect to Bobi Wine to be compared to Desmond Elliot. One is patriot, the other is idiot pic.twitter.com/dKukIhxSHM
— Crown Bee #EndSARS (@Crownbee7) January 15, 2021
Please don't put Desmond Elliot in the same sentence with Bobi Wine.
That's like saying Festus keyamo is in the league of men like Gani Fawehinmi.
Absolutely Disrespectful. pic.twitter.com/UplioAxXpQ
— Lagos Boy Gang (@ProudYorubaBoy) January 15, 2021
In search of young & competent replacements for the old & incompetent, Nigerians found Yahaya Bello, Adamu Garba & Desmond Elliot
It’s disrespect to Bobi Wine, when you compare him with Desmond. There should be no comparison
Because Bobi is a patriot, the other one is an idiot
— NEFERTITI (@firstladyship) January 15, 2021
Bobi Wine went into politics to challenge an oppressive system, Desmond Elliot went into politics to support an oppressive system pic.twitter.com/tMoZ3LFDbS
— $$ A J A N I L I N K S🦅🇳🇬 (@ajaniballer) January 15, 2021
Let’s not compare Bobi Wine with Desmond Elliot though. It’s a huge disrespect to Bobi Wine. If we are being very honest.
One wants to rebuild his country,
The other one wants to fill his country with mobile toilets.
One is a patriot, the other is an idiot.
You know who is who.
— #OurFavOnlineDoc 🩺🇳🇬🇬🇧💎 (@DrOlufunmilayo) January 15, 2021
Truth be told. Bobi Wine is not to be compared with Desmond Elliot
— Salt Family (@SaltFamily3) January 15, 2021
Desmond deactivated his Twitter account and took a break from Instagram and Facebook after the storm that greeted his statement that there may be no Nigeria in five years if social media is not regulated.
The Surulere rep argued that social media was used to spread fake news, disinformation and violence, including an attack on the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, during the protest.
“The curses, the abuses from children, and I asked myself ‘Is this Nigeria? What is going on? Children cursing?’ People have the effrontery to enter an Oba’s palace, hold the staff of office, culture is gone. Mr. Speaker in the next five years there will be no Nigeria if we don’t start now,” he said.
Born Robert Ssentamu, Bobi Wine is running for the presidential sit in Uganda against incumbent president Yoweri Museveni.
He is also a singer and an actor.