Davido, Erigga among other Nigerian celebrities have critised Desmond Elliot, a Nollywood actor and member representing Surulere Constituency in the Lagos State House of Assembly, over his recent comment on the regulation of speech on social media.
This comes days after Elliot was accused of sponsoring a bill seeking to regulate and control speech on social media.
According to Dr. Olufunmilayo, a Twitter user, the aim of the bill is to deny the Lekki massacre and arrest people who tweet about it.
Shortly after, the lawmaker debunked the report in a video, stating that the only thing he said was about celebrities, influencers, and motivational speakers cutting down on hate narrative.
He also maintained that no state assembly has the jurisdiction to pass any bill as it only lies on the exclusive list at the federal level.
However, a new video of the plenary session has surfaced in the social media community, where he is seen saying that the youth, social media, and influencers need to be addressed.
On the gunfire opened on Lekki protesters on Tuesday, October 20, the actor said the messages he saw on social media were unbelievable, adding that Nigeria would be destroyed in the next 5 years if actions are not taken.
Power intoxicates tho..— #EndSARS (@damorelaa) October 29, 2020
I can't believe this small boy - Desmond Elliot - can say all this... wtfpic.twitter.com/mVy2gg1N4B
However, reacting to Elliot's speech, Davido in his tweet said that the lawmaker destroyed all the childhood memories he gave him.
See Davido, Other Celebrities tweets below
Desmond Elliot just destroyed all the precious child hood memories he gave us in movies ....— Davido (@davido) October 29, 2020
Desmond Elliott before Nigerian youths when asked to repeat what he said in the last video pic.twitter.com/PlVVJu7297— ?????? (@erigganewmoney) October 29, 2020
Is this Desmond Elliot some kind of artist or what? Been seeing the name. https://t.co/ePy1lbNVa1— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) October 29, 2020
Desmond Elliot called us all CHILDREN . Just imagine!!!!— John Ogu (@ogujohnugo) October 29, 2020
Ode ni Desmond Elliot anyways !!!— MOELOGO (@moelogo) October 29, 2020
Desmond Elliot tho... can’t trust anyone in politics Kai ?♂️ e fall my hand— SKALES (@youngskales) October 29, 2020
Desmond elliot wey be say Na only bucket of water he buy take use as hand sanitizer for him area during COVID wants to tell us how to use Social Media— John Ogu (@ogujohnugo) October 29, 2020
Cousin Desmond should have used the same energy to fight for us. Now he's collecting money, we're "children". ????You can see it's not about age. You can be 22 years old and wicked. "Celebrities yen yen"...they didn't vote for celebs, they voted for you sir.— Simi (@SympLySimi) October 29, 2020
I can’t even forget????I’m so disappointed I don’t know what to say to him cos I genuinely love him but truthfully the love is gone now and I will find it hard to forgive him.???????? @DesmondOElliot I hope I can forgive you bro I hope so??? https://t.co/SBSS49bT5R— TOYIN ABRAHAM (@toyin_abraham1) October 29, 2020