Over five thousand youths on Sunday gathered at the Eagles square, Surulere to interact with actor Desmond Elliot and to endorse his candidature for the All Progressive Congress (APC) constituency ticket at the Lagos State House of Assembly Representing Surulere constituency one.
The interactive session started with questions and answers with lots of youth from Surulere and its environ asking questions bothering on his success, political aspirations and challenges.
Desmond who was ably supported by some Nollywood practitioners and political gladiators in Surulere answered each question calmly and didn’t fail to remind the audience that it wasn’t yet time for political campaigns.
One of the youths from Masha, Aabu Hawawu who spoke of Desmond’s candidacy said “the actors should not be discouraged by those who said actors have no business in politics, if Doctors, Engineers and Lawyers can contest for elective posts,why can’t actors? people in other professions have promised people nothing but lies, we need a new set of people with new ideas and if there’s anyone that can do that, Mr. Desmond is it”.
His resourcefulness over the years has made him one of the top actors in the industry and across Africa. He will bring resourcefulness and new level of thinking to governance and development to Surulere” she concluded.
Another youth, Michael Omorogbu from Lagos State University (LASU) asked if Desmond is ready to compete with political heavyweights in Surulere constituency.
Desmond replied, “I am not in the race to compete but to offer qualitative and superior ideas, my people,I didn’t get to be a top actor by competing with anybody, the only competitor I have is myself, I try to get better at my work, I try to improve without getting the other man down, I’m bringing the same into politics. We are offering qualitative ideas, proffering solutions and we seek only to promote the lives of the people by bringing government and its dividends to the doorsteps of our people especially in Surulere”.
Desmond Olushola Elliot said to Journalists “I have plans of taking this above legislative work, I believe 80 per cent of the youths should have access to tertiary education and still earn a living, so we have a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Open University on admissions and to grant the students work permit. There is also an empowerment program for the youths which will come up soon; we also have plans for the elderly ones with an insurance scheme”.
The actor who graduated from LASU promised a wave of change and said he is assured of winning Surulere for APC as soon as he gets the ticket to run.
The interactive session came to an end with Desmond appreciating the political leaders,members and Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN), actors, actresses and over 5000 youths in attendance…courtsey BIGSamMedia