Congratulatory messages are already pouring in for actor and politician, Desmond Elliot who contested for a third term at the House of Assembly Surulere Constituency.
Though the actor hasn’t been announced as the winner, many are optimistic that Desmond Elliot would emerge victorious.
The lawmaker had shared a video of his appreciation visit to the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.
Desmond Elliot appreciated him for being his father, mentor, leader and speaker of the nation.
“Many many many thanks to my Father, mentor, leader and speaker of the nation @speakergbaja Rep Femi Gbajabiamila. Thank you boss. Most grateful. @olanrewaju_smart thank you dear brother”.
A look at his comment section showed many congratulating the actor.
Surprisingly, actor Deyemi Okanlawon sent in his congratulatory messages.
He wrote, “Congratulations!!
Actress Efe Irele wrote, “Gratitude”.
See comments from his fans;
One Bamidele Ojo wrote, “More of God’s grace to come.. congratulations my honourable!!!
“Congratulations my friend. You did it!! God is good”, one Tazara Bentley
One Chisom Okoye wrote, “Well deserved!!
One Phunmieo wrote, “U came, you saw and you conquer. All thanks to God Almighty ti ko bo ju wa he and Oga Oga mi @speakergbaja thank u sir nah head u bi u will never be tail ooo and @olanrewaju_smart thank you sir we appreciate u sir
“Congratulations Hon! God he praise. Incoming Speaker of House”, Official_ymoney
One Raymond_agaba1 wrote, “Oluwanishola Elliot
Desmond Elliot cries out as Lagos youths continue to drag him
Kemi Filani reported that Desmond Elliot had expressed his sadness about the amount of hatred he received from youths regarding the comment he made in October 2020 during the End Sars protest.
Desmond Elliot who appeared on TVC’s morning show ‘Your View’ spoke out about the hate he receives from the youths daily. Recall that the politician in 2020, during the nationwide End SARS protest spoke against the youths and also pushed for a bill to regulate and control speech on social media at the Lagos State house of assembly.
Looking away from the bill Desmond Elliot pushed for, the youths are specifically angry he called them ‘children’. His statement since 2020 has cost him a lot as he constantly receives backlash on matters arising. Once things go wrong and make their way to social media, youths simply write ‘Na Desmont Elliot cause am’.
During the interview, Desmond Elliot apologized to the youths while noting that he made his speech out of emotions. He also said the hatred he has received thus far was too much and advised that everyone spread love.
This came after Lagos youths in Surulere vowed to come en masse to vote out Desmond Elliot, during the state elections from his political post as a lawmaker.