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The hatred for me is too much, Desmond Elliot  cries out

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Desmond Elliot, Nollywood actor and politician, has expressed worries over the level of hatred he receives from people following the remark he made back in 2020.

Recall that in 2020 during the #ENDSARS protest, Elliot was massively attacked after a video of him referring to Nigerian youths as children during a plenary session at the Lagos state House of Assembly, went viral.

The comment seemed to have angered most Nigerian youths who have not hidden their resentment towards him since the incident.

While speaking on TVC’s Your View, ‘Let’s Talk’, the lawmaker apologised for the comment, explaining he made the comment out of emotions.

According to Elliot, the hatred he has received on the heels of the comment was ‘too much’, calling on Nigerians to spread love instead.

“I’m still apologising to those who must have misconstrued what I said. I said I was taken by emotions,” he said.

“But, in the end, it still didn’t take away from the facts; the hatred is too much, the polity, the hatred is too much.”

The actor-cum-politician also revealed that the hatred has extended to the streets as he gets verbal attacks whenever he steps out.

“I’m in politics now for eight years and I still stand on the fact that love conquers all. I mean I’ve gone out in the streets and people still curse me,” he said.

“But I’m not afraid, I’m not ashamed because they don’t understand the stress that you go through.”

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