Nigerians have dug out a video of Nollywood actor, Desmond Elliot ascribing his election victory to social media.
The member representing Surulere at the Lagos State House of Assembly was seen praising social media while speaking with journalists in a 2015 video.
How are you able to cope being a legislator and you’re still having time for your fans on social media a journalist asked.
Desmond in his reply said: “I made it a point of duty because the social media was very instrumental to my victory.
“So, I have to let them know step-in, step-out and everything that happens. This is 2015, so, you have to let people know of situations going on.”
The video resurfaced on the net hours after the lawmaker was seen in a viral video making statements against social media and the youths.
The lawmaker who was speaking in support of a bill calling for regulation of social media told his fellow lawmakers that in the next five years there will be no Nigeria if social media is not censored.
Many Nigerians including a-list who are fans of Desmond when he was an actor have expressed their disappointment in him over his ‘worrying’ statement.
The lawmaker, for the past few days, have constantly been receiving backlash from netizens over his statements which many described as anti-youths.
Desmond on Friday took to his official Twitter account to apologise for his statement at the House of Assembly.
“I allowed my emotions get the better of me and for this I apologize to everyone my earlier statements may have hurt”, he said.
Mojisola Alli-Macaulay, the lawmaker representing Amuwo Odofin 1 constituency and Adewale Temitope, the lawmaker who represents Ifako-Ijaye Constituency 1, are among the lawmakers who are strongly against the youths and social media.
The duo are also being properly tabled by social media users for their foul comments against the youths.