Veteran Nollywood actor and politician, Desmond Elliot, has been an object of ridicule and mockery by Nigerians on social media after his recent comment, justifying “godfatherism“.
The actor in a recent interview was against Governor Obaseki’s motion against “godfatherism.”
The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki who seemed to be fed-up with Adams Oshiomole’s dominance in the his state, started an “Edo no be Lagos” campaign ahead of the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
However, this didn’t go down well with Desmond Elliot who countered and berated Obaseki’s for campaigning against “godfatherism” in Edo state.
In the interview, The actor turned politician defended the act of godfatherism, as he spoke about importance of loyalty. He also stated that he was a product of what Obaseki campaigned against.
He also noted that If not for godfatherism Obaseki would not be where he is today.
In defence of the said issue, Desmond said that a godfather looks after the interest of his people.
His remarks at the interview didn’t go down well with Nigerians as many took to twitter to drag the sitting Logo State House of Assembly member to mud and rained curses on him
These comments have not gone down well with Nigerians.
Below are some reactions on Twitter;
This is what Desmond Elliot, a handsome incompetent man, who represents Surulere Constituency in Lagos commissioned for his constituents during Covid-19 pandemic. Zero ingenuity. Avenue to multiply COVID-19 infections. Edo can never be Lagos indeed. Dividends of Godfatherism. pic.twitter.com/hPjIKUtoq3
— Unu Amaro Kam Siri Kwado (@AfamDeluxo) September 12, 2020
Desmond Elliot is destroying the process that cemented the 'not too young to run' agenda, I've said it that the youths in govt today are the most useless leaders, Yahaya bello, bashir Ahmed, Desmond Elliot, akin Alabi etc. Very unfortunate that the future blinks.
— Oluwaphemy (@Oluwaphemy8) September 11, 2020
Politics has reduced Desmond Elliot to level of MC oluomo . Shameless bloke . https://t.co/CjRUMJeGYd
— ONYEDIKACHUKWU ANAMBRA (@OnyedikaAnambra) September 11, 2020
When klint the drunk called Desmond Elliot Desmond Idiot at a comedy show far back as 2008/2009, man was actually spitting facts. Desmond na Idiot true true
— Kalakuta Republic🌍💨 (@Huncho104) September 11, 2020
Okay, this has to be the funniest 🤣🤣🤣
I am a product of godfatherism according to Desmond Elliot pic.twitter.com/6Cp5z0HBln
— Dr. Chibabi M&E Expert 🗯 (@Chilex_Phd) September 11, 2020