The lawmaker representing Surulere constituency in the Lagos state house of assembly, Desmond Elliot has tendered an apology after being called out over his unguarded utterances in a leaked video from the assembly sitting.
CorrectNG reported earlier that a video capturing the moment Elliot, the lawmaker representing Surulere constituency in Lagos, allegedly called for social media regulation surfaced.
Elliot, days back, denied allegations that he was supporting regulation and control of free speech on social media after being called out by Twitter Influencer, Dr Olufunmilayo.
However, following the circulation of the new clip, celebrities and Nigerians bashed him for calling them ”children” among other reasons.
The actor turned politician has now apologised for his words in the state house of assembly.
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.”