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#end Threats To Desmond Elliot’s Life! - Dr David Olufon. by z07ion: 4:16pm On Nov 07, 2020
Who is threatening the life of actor/politician/Lagos State law maker Hon. Desmond Elliot? Definitely they are not the soldiers, nor the peaceful protesters who are still mourning the sudden demise of their compatriots!
They are the aggrieved social media youths who are demanding his “pound of flesh” for his audacity in condemning them for unleashing “legitimate” anger of mayhem and destruction on public, private and cultural institutions in Lagos and across the nation!
But they forgot one very important detail that those attacks on Lagos Police Stations, Medical institutions, the Oba’s Palace and the various political constituencies, were dangerous invasion to the Honourable’s “Lion’s Den” which incurred his fury! Oluwashola Desmond Elliot, (ODE), 46-year-old is an indigene of Lagos, who studied in Lagos and Jos, married in Lagos, had almost all of his professional life in Lagos and now as a politician, represents (for the second tenure), Surulere Constituency 1, 2015 to date, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), ruling party. SURULERE CONSTITUENCY INCURRED WANTON DESTRUCTION AND INJURIES TO LIVES AND PROPERTIES!
As an actor, he was loved by the Youths who patronized his over 200 films and soap operas in which he featured since prominently since the year 2003, have gotten very fond of him and more or less idolize and voted en mass in 2015/2019, to secure his legislative ambition when he veered into politics!

THE SINS OF DESMOND ELLIOT IN OCTOBER 2020!

During the #EndSARS peaceful protest which lasted from 8th-20th October, 2020, without pandemonium and in spite of the fact that Desmond stood aloof even as a youth who benefited from youths votes via Social Media campaigns, he “supported Anti-Social Media Bill in Nigeria”!
He vehemently criticized social media users and influencers on the floor of the Lagos State House of Assembly by claiming that if urgent action was not taken, the favourite youth portal would destroy the very fabric of the nation and there would be no Nigerian State in the next FIVE years because social media was eroding “our cultural heritage!
He also told plenary of the House on Thursday 29th October, 2020, that youths had desecrated cultural norms and values through deliberate disrespect to elders by raining curses/abuses on elders with reckless abandon – especially the raid upon the Palace of Lagos during which the Oba’s Staff of Office (now recovered), was carted away!
He criticized CELEBRITIES for clandestinely supporting violence, condemned the carnage at the Lekki Toll Gate and the #EndSARS/#EndPolice Brutality aftermath as one of the negative aspect of the excessive freedom of Social Media in Nigeria!
Desmond addressed the youth protesters as CHILDREN who are cursing the elders adding that all those who looted and destroyed lives and properties were also youths; an assertion that the protesters vehemently detested and rejected! *Nigerians at home and the Diaspora including members of the international communities, witnessed on social media, the #EndSARS/#EndPolice Brutality street protests which in TWO WEEKS produced Federal Government’s agreement to the entire FIVE-FOR-FIVE demands by the peaceful Youth Protesters who refused to return home throughout that period!

THE 5-FOR-5 DEMANDS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Immediate release of all arrested protesters.
Justice for all deceased victims of police brutality and appropriate compensation for their families.
Setting up an independent body to oversee the investigation and prosecution of all aspects of police misconduct (within 10 days).
In line with the new Police Act, psychological evaluation retraining (to be confirmed by an independent body), of all disbanded SARS officers before they can be redeployed.
Increase police salary so that they are adequately compensated for protecting lives and property of citizens.

The announcement by the Inspector General of Police coupled with a televised broadcast by President Muhammadu Buhari that SARS had been DISBANDED should have been a welcome balm for the youths to RETURN home to give room for implementation but for the distrust that government might not fulfil the demands after all!

FACE-OFF BETWEEN MILITARY AND THE LAGOS STATE JUDICIAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY!
It was reported that Military authorities at the Military Hospital, Ikoyi, Lagos, initially denied access the Chairman and Members of the Commission on fact finding mission; but superior orders eventually prevailed!
MILITARY AMNESIA? – “WE WERE NOT AT LEKKI TOLL GATE ...OOPS! .... WE WERE THERE BUT DID NOT FIRE A SINGLE SHOT!
“We were not involved in the over three weeks of general commotion/disruption to social activities, wide-spread destruction of lives and properties orchestrated through the initially PEACEFUL #EndSARS, #EndPolice Brutality, which began in Lagos on 8th October, 2020; etc. etc.

WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT DESMOND ELLIOT!

Members of this platform are acquainted with the gradual success of young Desmond from 2004 when he began his acting career on the popular soap opera, “Everyday People”, where he distinguished himself as a very talented and promising movie star. And he progressed in the industry, he was identified as a philanthropist who was ever ready to support worthy social events in his State of Origin and also in Plateau State where he sunk bore holes to support the supply of potable water to the citizenry in remote areas!
He was a cheerful giver who was ever ready to part with his financial resources to the needy with great passion.

WHAT THE WORD OF GOD SAYS ABOUT RESPECT TO PARENTS AND ELDERS!

As a Christian faithful, Desmond was zealous to condemn youthful exuberances which led youths to abuse and curse the elderly and hoary head and would not hold his peace even at the peril of the quagmire in which he had found himself!
Children who obey and respect parents and elders would live long to declare the glory of the Lord in the land of the living while those who derelict would perish before ripe age according to the Word of God!

KILLING/WANTON DESTRUCTION OF LIVES & STRATEGIC PROPERTIES!

Thou shall not KILL! This is one of the holy commandments of the Lord. Whoever kills by the sword will perish by the sword is another! Thou shall not covet your neighbour’s properties, is yet another!
BUT the looters despised all of those laws and more and Desmond had to speak out!

GENERAL COMMENTS: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS!

Was Desmond’s contribution/comments at plenary NOT pre-meditated and laden with anguish/anger in view all of the listed ”SINS” against him in the preceding paragraphs and in view of the fact that he spoke publicly on Thursday 29th October, 2020, (21 days after commencement of protests from 8th October, 2020)?Answer: Not quite! Firstly, the young man, having become a successful politician and a card-carrying member of the ruling party is now on the other side and must be cautious about his actions that could be termed Anti-party activity if he had spoken in favour of protesters!
Was he qualified to refer to the protesters as CHILDREN? Yes and No! Yes because some of the addicted Social Media users in Nigeria are between age 15 to 25 and were easily indoctrinated to social vices on internet rather than qualitative/educational ideas that could influence positive civic responsibilities! And No because majority of those protesters capture on electronic, social or print media were responsible young professional, ebullient patriots in their 20s and early 30s, who believe in good governance and is advocating for same with absolute maturity which government quickly recognised and respected! So, Hon. Elliot should not have employed a blanket description for the two different categories of youths!
Was he impetuous or emotional as he claimed in a recent television interview? Yes he was both; but more emotional as he confessed following total condemnation for his unbridled vituperations!
Is he sorry, remorseful penitent and ashamed? Yes! He was completely broken down and wish he could turn back the hands of the clock – but alas, the deed has been done and our staunch belief is that the Word of God which states that, “The LORD shall fight for you and you will hold your peace”, will manifest at this time in his life for divine protection!

WE IMPLORE THE RESPONSIBLE/PATRIOTIC YOUTHS WHO SPEARHEADED THE SUCCESSFUL PROTESTS TO RE-STRATEGIZE & BE FOCUSSED TOWARDS 2023 PRESIDENTIAL AND GENERAL ELECTIONS AND SEAMLESSLY AND PEACEFULLY TAKE OVER FROM THIS EVIL GENERATION OF BAD LEADERS!
Aggrieved youths should forgive Hon. Desmond Elliot, because he is their FRIEND AND NOT AN ENEMY! “To err is human; to forgive is divine! The foundation for a better Nigeria has been laid by those honourable INNOVATIVE YOUTH PROTESTERS and we believe that Posterity will always honour them AMEN!


I am, yours sincerely, Dr. David B.A. Olufon. 08130669886, 08098194390. 08080243066. G-mail- dvdolufon@gmail.com.
Re: #end Threats To Desmond Elliot’s Life! - Dr David Olufon. by Admissionclass: 4:41pm On Nov 07, 2020
Too bad for desmond Elliot ,he has made himself enemy of the youths he is going down the drain gradually.

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