Nollywood actor cum politician, Desmond Elliot’s second term ambition to return to Lagos State House of Assembly as lawmaker representing Surulere 1 state constituency received a boost recently when a group under the auspices of Central Youth Movement (CYM) Ward G2 Surulere, Lagos, threw its weight behind him.
While speaking at a recent event organised in Lagos, CYM Ward G2 president, Lewis Mose, said Elliot performed satisfactorily in his first term beyond expectations. Mose insisted that the laudable works undertaken by the lawmaker had not only spoken for him but also caused CYM and the youths in the constituency to support his second term bid to put more smiles on their faces.
His words: “The average youth in Surulere wants him to go for a second term, not just because of politics but because of what he has done. He has affected not just the youths but also the entire constituency as a whole.
“We are impressed by what he has done and together we are going to rally round him and make him come back for a second term because we are optimistic that he would do more than he has done already.
“Desmond has done a lot for Surulere and we want him to continue the good work by endorsing him. He has built nothing less than six ultra-modern classroom blocks which were completely furnished at Itolo Secondary School.”
Mose recalled that the lawmaker awarded scholarships to 17 students from the constituency of which about 11 of them would be graduating this year. He added that Elliot also organised skill acquisition and empowerment programmes in which over 350 persons benefited.
“He has sponsored 20 of our youths in the constituency abroad to study, bought jamb forms for over 300 students and facilitated the rehabilitation and construction of over 11 roads in the constituency and we are satisfied with that,” he added.
In his remarks, Hon. Elliot thanked the group for its support and endorsement, assuring them that his sole priority was to make Surulere greater than it was, especially by citing more technology-driven projects in the constituency.
He said: “The bio-toilets that were cited in the constituency is a welcome development because it is technologically driven. As people use the toilets, their wastes are turned into manure which can be used to support agriculture and would help in growing the state’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).”
Credit: The Guardian