Nollywood actor and politician Desmond Elliot has opened up about the circumstances surrounding a wooden bridge project he funded for his constituents.
Elliot, a lawmaker representing Surulere I Constituency in the Lagos State House of Assembly, was criticised in 2020 after photos of the wooden bridge surfaced online.
However, the politician in a breakfast show on TVC explained that the community had asked him for 800k to construct the bridge themselves.
Elliot said he had gone to the area to console a mother who had lost her 13-year-old daughter in a canal.
He said while on their way to Shitta to retrieve the girl’s body, the bridge that crossed the canal was very fragile, and the residents begged him to help them rebuild it.
The lawmaker disclosed that he donated N800,000 to the community for the bridge and that they decided to show their gratitude to him by erecting a billboard with his picture beside the bridge.
Meanwhile, a video has surfaced showing Desmond Elliot and other Lagosians jubilating after Bola Tinubu won the presidential election.
The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Mahmood Yakubu officially declared Ahmed Bola Tinubu the winner of the 2023 presidential election.
Tinubu polled a total of 8,794,726 to defeat his closest rivals and candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) who scored 6,984, 520 and 6,101,533 respectively.
Following the announcement, Desmond Elliot who has been in the Lagos State House since April 2015 till date under the party APC took to the street to celebrate Tinubu’s victory.