After denying endorsing a billing seeking to regulate social media, a Nigerian lawmaker has been exposed.
A video has now surfaced reportedly showing Lagos lawmaker, Desmond Elliot speaking in support of the regulation.
Recall we reported earlier that the lawmaker was dragged on Twitter by Nigerians for allegedly supporting an anti-social media bill.
In the heat of the Twitter backlash, the thespian quickly took to Instagram and denied the allegation of being one of those pushing for an anti-social media bill to stifle free speech.
Reacting to the lawmaker’s denial of the allegation, a Twitter influencer and medical doctor, Dr Olufunmilayo challenged him to let the whole world see the video of what he said about social media regulation.
Recall Nigerian music heavyweight, Davido had also reacted to the said news, wherein he agreed that Desmond Elliot is a proof that a youth could be President and still fail Nigerians.
Well, Nigerians have finally dug out video of the lawmaker speaking about the need to do something about social media before it ruins Nigeria.
“In the next five years, there will be no Nigeria if we don’t act now”, he said in the video.
He also complained bitterly about how children cursed politicians on social media without iota of respect. “Culture has gone”, he lamented.
He also seized the opportunity to plead with Nigerian celebrities, social media influencers and motivational speakers to “tune down on the hate narrative.”
Watch video below:
See reactions below:
Desmond Elliot just destroyed all the precious child hood memories he gave us in movies ….
— Davido (@davido) October 29, 2020
Desmond Elliot tho… can’t trust anyone in politics Kai 🤦♂️ e fall my hand
— SKALES (@youngskales) October 29, 2020
People are dying, chaos everywhere and the only things Desmond Elliot is worried about is Respect and tweets.
Who’ll respect the elders if they kill us finish???
— valking ♔ (@_VALKlNG) October 29, 2020
— Instablog9ja (@instablog9ja) October 29, 2020
Surulere people, you have one assignment, please should be the last time Desmond Elliot hold any government position…
— Osas Cruz (@theOsasCruz) October 29, 2020
The guys who took the staff of Oba of Lagos are not on Twitter but guess who Desmond Elliot is attacking?? The celebrities and social media influencers.
— Duke of Ibadan 🀄️ (@AsiwajuLerry) October 29, 2020
Desmond Elliot called us all CHILDREN . Just imagine!!!!
— John Ogu (@ogujohnugo) October 29, 2020
Of course Desmond Elliot spends more time condemning the response to the #LekkiMassacre than the massacre itself.
We see you, man. We see you. https://t.co/ijnL2mH0vP
— Editi Effiòng (@EditiEffiong) October 29, 2020
— CHIEF, THE DADDY™🦁👳 (@Chief_umar) October 29, 2020