A Nigerian doctor has announced his intention to financially support any candidate who wishes to run against Lagos House of Assembly member, Desmond Elliot in the 2023 elections.
Elliot, an actor turned politician, represents Surulere constituency in the Lagos State House of Assembly.
In recent months, he has come under heavy criticism from Nigerians who believe he has failed to deliver on promises made during campaign and for ”working against the people” he pledged to represent.
The lawmaker has also been condemned over some projects linked to him, like the toilet which he commissioned in 2019, as well as a rural community bridge which he reportedly renovated.
Also, a viral video of him speaking on the need to regulate social media while condemning the endsars protesters few months ago, appeared to be the straw that broke the camels back, as he lost the goodwill he earned during his time as an actor.
"If you're tired, come and enter government." – Desmond Elliot, member of Lagos House of Assembly. pic.twitter.com/YbHdnLGRtN
— Pulse Nigeria (@PulseNigeria247) October 29, 2020
Amid these issues, a doctor with Twitter handle @DocNeto took to the microblogging site to reveal that he has commenced a savings plan to ensure that whoever contests against Elliot for the Surulere seat in the House would win.
”I’m specifically saving money to support whoever will be running against Desmond Elliot in the next election cycle. That man must lose his seat by force!” he tweeted.
I'm specifically saving money to support whoever will be running against Desmond Elliot in the next election cycle. That man must lose his seat by force!
— DocNeto (@docneto) April 21, 2021