Desmond Elliot was slammed Friday September 11 by some social media users following his outburst that Godwin Obaseki, the incumbent governor of Edo state, shouldn’t castigate godfatherism as he wouldn’t be in power without it.
The actor-turn-politician who contested and won the Surulere constituency in 2015, was reportedly speaking about his incursion into Nigeria’s political scene during a recent interview ahead of Edo Gubernatorial election.
Elliot had berated the governor for adopting “Edo no be Lagos” as his re-election mantra. He also described his own political career as being a product of godfatherism.
Speaking further, Elliot had also laughed off the context of Obaseki’s mantra that Edo won’t be like Lagos, claiming the latter shielded Edo from achieving the economic prosperity that Lagos has recorded.
However many Nigerians were not feeling Elliot’s comments as they took to Twitter to fire back by slamming him for seeing nothing wrong godfatherism and implying that Edo can be Lagos.
See few reactions below.
When klint the drunk called Desmond Elliot Desmond Idiot at a comedy show far back as 2008/2009, man was actually spitting facts. Desmond na Idiot true true
— Kalakuta Republic🌍💨 (@Huncho104) September 11, 2020
Desmond Elliot is destroying the process that cemented the 'not too young to run' agenda, I've said it that the youths in govt today are the most useless leaders, Yahaya bello, bashir Ahmed, Desmond Elliot, akin Alabi etc. Very unfortunate that the future blinks.
— Oluwaphemy (@Oluwaphemy8) September 11, 2020
Desmond Elliot is a disgrace
— Raymond (@IamTheIroko) September 11, 2020
I’m not surprise to read Desmond Elliot’s comment on godfatherism. I mean check out all the bills he has sponsored and the projects he’d commissioned, it speaks for itself.
But he’s really a guy tho, very good at Toilet projects. 😌👨🏻🦯👨🏻🦯
— E B I T U™ (@EbituPromise) September 11, 2020
Desmond Elliot is a disgusting disgrace to the “not too young to run movement”. His comments on Edo politics is distasteful. He should have kept his foolishness in Lagos. Edo is for PDP for the next 4years. He should keep commissioning toilets In Lagos. #EdoNoBeLagos
— Fames🇳🇬🇺🇲 (@eronsjohnson) September 11, 2020
— Igwe of Toronto🇳🇬🇨🇦™️ (@ekwueme_justin) September 11, 2020
Desmond Elliot should have stick to
“Action” and “cut” jeje. 😏 https://t.co/5gXbl3XOkW
— Oloye Ayo Gbadebo (@holudaray) September 11, 2020
Yahaya Bello and Desmond Elliot will want you to step down from pushing Not yo young to rule agenda.
— Premier (@SodiqTade) September 11, 2020
Is it Desmond Elliot or Desmond Idiot? https://t.co/wmpK7WVzj6
— Dr. Dodo (@King_Hakinz) September 11, 2020
Edo Can Be Lagos & Godfatherism Is Not A Bad Thing.
Desmond Elliot Said..
Below, fruit and dividend of Godfatherism… pic.twitter.com/sZcRj0R8Hs
— Harrison (@harrisonmbamara) September 11, 2020
Desmond Elliot ~ Said God fatherism is Good . Yahayo Bello~ Owing civil servants. Elisha Abbo~ Another useless senator who slapped a woman is a store. Now tell me , is age our problem in leadership? pic.twitter.com/gFKZSGARHA
— Akwu N'Esi Obi Ike (@Uzomaka_Kelechi) September 11, 2020
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