Desmond Elliot, a popular Nigerian actor turned politician, has apologized publicly for his harsh remarks about youngsters during the EndSARS protest in October 2020.
Remember how the Lagos legislator representing the Surulere I district in the State assembly was called out on social media for referring the Nigerian youths who reacted to the shootings at the Lekki Tollgate as children? Following the rally, he advocated for social media regulation.
But, in a rapid response, Elliot published a statement in October 2020 in which he apologized to individuals whose toes he had trod on with his statements.
Desmond Elliot Apologizes To Nigerian Youths For Calling Them Children
During a recent appearance on TVC’s ‘Your View,’ the legislator clarified that he was not referring to all youths on social media as children, but rather those who were criticizing Lagos House of Assembly Speaker, Mudashiru.
He said: “What I can say is, I think forgiveness is divine. I mean, no one owns it all. Something can be your truth, and to another person, it might not be. I do not think going back to bring out those sensitive moments would do anything.
“I think at the end of the day, I apologised, and I’m still apologising to those who must have misconstrued what I said. I said I was taken by emotions, but in the end, it still didn’t take away from the fact that the hatred was too much. The polity, the hatred is too much. We are all built on love. We can change things through love.”
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