Desmond Eliot tenders an unreserved apology over viral video

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Desmond Elliot

Following the bashing he received on social media today over a leaked video of him insulting Nigerian youths, social media influencers and celebrities, actor cum politician Desmond Elliot has now tendered as apology.

In his words;

“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.

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 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.”

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