Some Nigerians have taken to Twitter to taunt Desmond Elliot, an actor and politician, following Godwin Obaseki’s re-election for second term as Edo governor.
Obaseki secured 307,955 votes across 18 local government areas while Osagie Ize-Iyamu, his main challenger and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), polled 223,619.
Before his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on the platform of which he won, he had campaigned about ending political godfatherism, which he said was effective in Lagos but won’t be tolerated in Edo.
TheCable Lifestyle had also reported how Elliot berated Obaseki for adopting “Edo no be Lagos” as his re-election mantra, while describing his own political career as being a product of godfatherism.
Shortly after Obaseki was declared winner of Edo poll, quite a number of Nigerians took to Twitter to call out the Nollywood star, while reiterating their mostly condemnatory comments towards his support for godfatherism.
“Tell Desmond Elliot that, in Edo state, we retire godfathers,” a user wrote.
“Desmond Elliot ought to be ashamed of the foolishness he came out to display not long ago. With the whole #EdoNoBeLagos conversation,” another user wrote.
Below are tweets portraying the reaction of Nigerians.
Tell Desmond Elliot that in Edo State we retire godfathers. #EdoDecides2020
— Raymond (@IamTheIroko) September 20, 2020
Who has Desmond Elliot Contact Details… I have a News for Him from Edo as Regards Godfatherism…..!!!
— #ICONIC GO-Eyan ti Laycon..💡💡💡💡 (@general_osmor) September 20, 2020
Meanwhile where is Desmond Elliot?Advertisement
Anyway let 2023 come first..
— Niger Delta (@Franeb) September 20, 2020
— Tosky (@ToskyVin) September 20, 2020
Can someone check on Desmond Elliot, I think he needs a friend or two.
— Being Human is not Enough (@realdanielemeka) September 20, 2020
How is Hon Desmond Elliot doing today now that Edo has decided?
— Odoziaku (@smart33hypertek) September 20, 2020
Desmond Elliot should be crying now for embarrassing himself on live tv.
— oluwaseun (@seunmanuell) September 20, 2020
‘Godfatherism is good I’m a product of godfatherism’ – Desmond Elliot.
It might be good for Lagos but Edo people reject it. Carry Oshiomole join your Tinubu and keep them both to yourself in Lagos, #EdoNoBeLagos. #EdoDecides2020 pic.twitter.com/i3dzv6DW9O pic.twitter.com/gN1Y74ge49
— kilsi zoranen (@kilsiboy) September 20, 2020
Please where is our Godfatherism Pikin?? Desmond Elliot 😂#EdoNoBeLagos
— Mummy Oyoyo🍷 (@AuntyOma) September 20, 2020
A rare picture of Desmond Elliot remembering the "Political favour seeking" statement he made at Edo state after @GovernorObaseki was declared winner. @Tinubu @Congratulations Sir pic.twitter.com/uW5YGcbSmB
— Eze Godswill (@AfricaFirstSon) September 20, 2020
I have not heard from @desmondelliot?he should stay with his godfather in lagos
— OMO OBA (@aremo_adeagbola) September 20, 2020
Where is Desmond Elliot? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— Spicy Lucy (@lucy_spicy) September 20, 2020
Desmond Elliot should be ashamed now😹 #EdoNoBeLagos
— NAYA (@MHairkoh) September 20, 2020
As a Nigerian, Discussing politics with a Lagosian is the last thing you should do.
These people don’t know what politics is, Godfatherism is what they know.
You can ask Desmond Elliot if you think otherwise.
— Urhobo Demon (@giftedigudu) September 20, 2020
Let's not forget that Desmond Elliot came to Edo to campaign and told us godfatherism is not a crime. Why is only achievement is commissioning a toilet#EdoNoBeLagos
— Star Wars (@ojomoetiosa1) September 20, 2020
— Harrison (@harrisonmbamara) September 20, 2020
Desmond Elliot come outside!!! https://t.co/1vnb7DHHTc
— Anomnézè… (@sochiblaise) September 20, 2020
Desmond Elliot ought to be ashamed of the foolishness he came out to display not long ago. With the whole #EdoNoBeLagos conversation.
It looks like once they become politicians, all sense of reasoning suddenly disappears.
Does Edo look like Lagos now?#EdoDecides
— the Guy (@unpopulargvy) September 20, 2020
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