Nollywood actor, cum politician, Desmond Elliot on Sunday lauded opposition candidates in the Lagos State House of Assembly elections on Saturday in the Surulere 1 constituency.
The actor who has graced the screens of many movie lovers and is credited with over 100 movie jobs was running for reelection into the Lagos State House of Assembly and faced the uncertainty of winning at the polls in the aftermath of his supposed involvement in the Endsars killings.
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Most of the dissident voters are supporters of the Labour Party and some from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but Elliot managed to overcome the threats at the polls.
Elliot took to his Instagram page to express how elated he was to emerge victorious.
“Thank you Surulere, I commend the worthy effort given by other candidates in other parties: Hon Thompson (PDP) Mr Olumide Oworu (LP) Mr Bode Adedayo (LP).
Interestingly Oworu is another Nollywood star who has been featured in some great movies and soaps.
Elliot noted that the energy shown by the opposition candidates played a huge role in the close contest.
“I’m glad for the youthful zest you put into the campaign. Please I am more than willing to work with you and share ideas on how to make our dear constituency a better place.
“I pledge to give my utmost best at giving succour and relief to my constituents to the best of my Legislative ability. Thank you Thank you Thank you. Suru wa a lere ooo.”