Lagos lawmaker, Desmond Elliot has penned down an apology letter to Nigerians, following the backlash he faced concerning his speech on social media regulation.
The popular actor/lawamaker stated that he didn’t mean to be insensitive, adding that he allowed his emotions get the better part of him.
In his words;
“I have read your honest feedback& suggestions& I sincerely apologize for addressing the youth as “Children.
I did not mean to be insensitive with this, it was borne out of the magnitude of destruction&looting of businesses I witnessed when I went on a tour of my constituency.
I saw women crying and my constituent members distraught as a result of the damages inflicted on their source of livelihood. I was moved by this while giving my submission on the floor of the House.
I allowed my emotions get the better of me and for this I apologize to everyone my earlier statements may have hurt.
Please, understand that even the best of us make mistakes. This is why, moving forward, I ask that we all try to engage constructively on the issues that affect all of us. I promise to do the same.
The pain that I feel for my constituents, the calls for assistance that I continue to get, and the need to mitigate against further destruction and violence will continue to drive my engagements and my work.
I thank you all for expressing your views, and in the future, I promise to be more conscious and aware. Together, we will build a better Nigeria.”