Popular social media influencer and UK-based Nigerian doctor, Dr Olufunmilayo, has fired back at actor turned politician, Desmond Elliot after the lawmaker representing Surulere constituency denied supporting regulation and control of free speech on social media.
The Lagos lawmaker had denied allegation of being one of those actively pushing an anti-social media bill.
However reacting to Elliot’s denial of the allegation, Dr Olufunmilayo dared him to release to the world what he said about celebrities and influencers, and also let the whole world see the video of what he said about social media regulation.
He tweeted in response;
“On today’s plenary session, I have reliable information Desmond Elliot blamed celebs/influencers for the carnage and went ahead to advocate social media regulation bill.
The link to the video is https://lagoshouseofassembly.gov.ng/live/
“It has been tampered with. Can they pls release the video?
“Dear Desmond Elliot Thanks for your quick correction. In the spirit of honesty and transparency, can you please release to the world what you said about celebs and influencers, can you also let the whole world see the video of what you said about social media regulation? Thanks
“Dear Desmond Elliot, If the State House of Assembly have no powers on social media regulation, then why bring it up at plenary? Why advocate for something you have no powers over, as a lawmaker? Why blame celebs/influencers for saying what everybody saw but govt wants to cover?
“Dear Desmond Elliot This is not a fight. Or a quarrel. It’s a very simple logic.
“•Why did you accuse celebs/influencers of “hate speech” today?
“•Why did you advocate SM regulation if you have no powers as a state lawmaker?
“•Why is the video evidence now gone from the website?
“By the way Hope you guys saw the speed at which Desmond Elliot responded to my tweet- despite the fact that he did indeed truly advocate a social media control and attacked celebs/influencers- Did you see the speed? Always learn to speak up. Give these people no breathing space.”