‘I will give Surulere my best’ — Desmond Elliot speaks on election win - APRO TV

‘I will give Surulere my best’ — Desmond Elliot speaks on election win

Desmond Elliot, the actor-turned-politician, has promised to give his best to the people of the Surulere constituency at the Lagos state house of assembly.

Elliot’s pledge came after he won his reelection bid on Sunday.

The All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate secured 17,837 votes to defeat Adebayo Bode of the Labour Party (LP) who polled 7,822 votes.

Thompson Sulaimon Abolaji of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) followed after Bode with 1,045 votes.

Celebrating his win via Instagram, Elliot also appreciated his political rivals for “the youthful zest you put into the campaign.”

The lawmaker said he is open to rubbing minds with them on making the constituency a better place.

“Thank you Surulere, I commend the worthy effort given by other candidates in other parties: Hon Thompson (PDP) Mr Olumide Owuro (LP) Mr Bode Adetayo (LP),” he wrote.

“I’m glad for the youthful zest you put into the campaign. Please I am more than willing to work with you and share ideas on how to make our dear constituency a better place.

“I pledge to give my utmost best at giving succor and relief to my constituents to the best of my Legislative ability.

“Thank you Thank you Thank you Suru wa a lere o.”


In September 2014, the movie star declared his intention to run for Lagos state house of assembly under the APC.

He contested and won the Surulere constituency in the April 11, 2015 elections.

Elliot’s nomination by APC for a second term came unopposed as well as the third.


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