Desmond Elliot, the Nigerian actor cum politician, has attracted backlash on social media for sharing perfumes to his constituents.
In a now-viral video, Elliot, who is a member of the Lagos state house of assembly, and his team members were seen giving out items like perfumes and books to members of his constituency ahead of the by-election for Surulere federal constituency 1.
A by-election for Surulere I federal constituency, in the federal house of representatives, is scheduled for Saturday, February 3.
The seat in the lower legislative chamber became vacant after President Bola Tinubu appointed Femi Gbajabiamila, immediate-past speaker of the house, as his chief of staff.
The video of the politician distributing the items has, however, provoked a chorus of condemnation on social media platforms.
Many users criticised Desmond for sharing such items despite the ongoing economic hardship in the country.
“Desmond Elliot say all of una wey dey Surulere dey smell,” an X user wrote in pidgin language.
“There is a murder spree of traditional rulers but Desmond Elliot is sharing cheap perfumes to smell batidiots at an APC rally and the fools are scampering for it,” another user wrote.
” Today o**********u Desmond Elliot shared perfume to people. Foolishness exists even at old age. No respect for humanity just pure stupidity and ignorance,” another user said.
“The people are suffering but perfume came to mind, I guess the APC Yoruba ronu weyrehs had body odour. Omashe”.
Here is what some users had to say: