Nollywood actor cum politician, Desmond Elliot has received knocks from Media Personality, Do2tun and others for gifting transformers to his constituency days ahead of the elections.
Recall ahead of Saturday’s March 18th election, Desmond Elliot who is running for a third term as lawmaker for Lagos State House of Assembly, Surulere Constituency had donated transformers to his constituency.
The two-term incumbent Surulere representative revealed on social media that he had commissioned the installment of high-capacity transformers in Surulere. Desmond Elliot said:
“This is to bring reliable electricity to communities that have long needed it”.
The recipients of the transformers include, Somade Crescent, Main street, Clegg street, James Robertson, Akerele, Martins Street and Tafawa Balewa.
“I am excited to announce that new high-capacity transformers have been installed in Surulere, bringing reliable electricity to communities that have long needed it.”
Reacting via his Twitter page, Do2dtun noted how Desmond Elliot was only making a donation to buy his constituency’s votes. The OAP raised eyebrow over how Desmond, who couldn’t buy a power bank for his constituency was donating 8 transformers all at once.
He added that it is obvious Desmond Elliot doesn’t care. Do2dtun said:
“Desmond that couldn’t but a power bank for his constituency suddenly buys 8 transformers all at once few days to the Election. Isn’t it obvious that these guys don’t care”.
This is coming after Lagos youths in Surulere had vowed to come en masse to vote out Desmond Elliot, during the upcoming state elections, from his political post as a lawmaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Surulere Constituency.
The youths are upset that since Desmond Elliot was sworn into office on 11 April 2015, he allegedly hasn’t produced any positive outcome, especially in Surulere. To make matters worse, he turned his back on the youths during the END Sars protest in 2020, by pushing for a bill to regulate and control speech on social media at the Lagos State house of assembly. See more reactions below: