Internationally famous Nigerian singer, Davido, retweeted a tweet that berated Desmond Elliot . The tweet says :
“Desmond Elliot is a proof that a young person could be the president of this country and still fail us”
NAIJA NEWS NG reports that Elvis Tunde was referring to news that Desmond Elliot who represents Surulere Constituency at the Lagos House of Assembly blamed celebrities and influencers for the looting that went on in Lagos for days . Desmond Elliot has also tried to deny the allegation.
A social commentator, Dr. Olufunmilayo dared Desmond Elliot to present the video of the Lagos State House of Assembly plenary session for the public to see.
Dr. Olufunmilayo alleged that Desmond Elliot went further to advocate for a bill to regulate the social media .
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.”