When the question is asked whether entertainers should be given a chance to seek political offices, Desmond Elliot is one of those who has the answer on the tip of his fingers.
“I am not too surprised that lots of Nollywood actors in this dispensation are going into politics. It’s not too far fetched from the fact that there have been a lot of socio-economic changes that have happened to us in recent times. That being as it may, we still must realize the fact that Nollywood or entertainment as an industry has contributed immensely to the growth of the Nigerian economy and as such, it is not absurd or strange that those who have contributed to the growth of the economy should want to partake in politics to serve” he declares.
But the focus of the actor who is gunning for the Surulere constituency I seat at the Lagos State House of Assembly under the banner of APC is youth empowerment and he seems to have a clear-cut idea how to go about it.
“I want to make it a point of duty that in the next two years, every youth as long as you’re a Surulere resident, you’re doing some form of tertiary education. Right now as it stands, we have already gotten admission for a couple of people at the Open University to study. My plan is to make sure I get people to go learn skills, empower them and try to get as many people off the streets as possible”