The popular actor turned lawmaker, Desmond Elliot has tendered an apology letter to Nigerians following the statement he made in support of Social media regulation.
His demeaning statement to Nigerian youths came with a huge quantum of backlash he faced.
Recall that the Lagos Lawmaker stood on the floor of the state house of Assembly to speak passionately on why the social media must be checked and in the process, he described Nigerian Youths as children who goes to social media to do nothing but curse.
Having come back to his senses, the popular actor/lawamaker stated that he didn’t mean to be insensitive, adding that he allowed his emotions get the better part of him.
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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