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Actor turned politician Desmond Elliot has apologized to Nigerians for offending them with his comments about the Lekki shooting and EndSARS protest.
According to him, he did not mean to be insensitive or call the people “children” while addressing the National Assembly.
His comments, Desmond Elliot explained in a Twitter thread, was borne out of the destruction caused to businesses by looters during the protests.
“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,” he wrote.
Nigerians chastised Desmond Elliot for his comments following the EndSARS protests and the Lekki shooting.
In a now-viral video, the actor is heard calling out the youth and “children” for reigning insults on politicians after some security services opened fire on protesters in Lekki.
Desmond Elliot blamed the existence of social media and its influencers for “all the narrative we are seeing today.”
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