Veteran Nollywood actor, Desmond Elliot has expressed his sadness as Lagos youths have continued to drag him on social media ahead of the forthcoming national elections.
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.
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.
He said, “I’m still apologising to those who must have misconstrued what I said. I said I was taken by emotions. But, in the end, it still didn’t take away from the facts; the hatred is too much, the polity, the hatred is too much. I’m in politics now for eight years and I still stand on the fact that love conquers all. I mean I’ve gone out in the streets and people still curse me. But I’m not afraid, I’m not ashamed because they don’t understand the stress that you go through.”