2023 election: Desmond Elliot sympathizes with Oworu over hoodlums’ attack

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Nigerian actor and politician Desmond Elliot has sent his condolence to Olumide Oworu over the recent attack on his campaign staff in the Surulere neighborhood of Lagos.

On Tuesday, March 14, 2023, Oworu, who is vying to unseat Elliot from the Surulere Constituency 1 seat in the Lagos State House of Assembly, posted on social media that his team had been attacked.

He continued by saying that the assault would not change his decision to run for the seat.

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He wrote on Twitter, “I am not deterred by the incident. Instead, I am more committed to seeing this through. We will pass through the wards in constituency 1…”

Meanwhile, a statement posted on Elliot’s Facebook page read in part, “The attention of the Desmond Elliot Media Office has been drawn to the senseless attack on the supporters of the Labour Party in Surulere by suspected thugs and overzealous political jobbers masquerading as party supporters.

“Elliot had reiterated at several fora in the build-up to the general election that he will never be a party to any move that seeks to undermine the peaceful coexistence that we currently enjoy in Lagos State.”

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