At the primary elections of the All Progressive Congress (APC), conducted on Tuesday in Lagos, Desmond Olusola Elliot, Popular Nollywood actor, defeated his opponent.
Having won the ticket at the primary election, the Nollywood star actor emerged as the candidate to represent Surulere constituency at the 2015 State House of Assembly (LAHA).
On the other hand, Kenny Saint Brown (KSB), who contested in the primaries to represent Ikeja constituency was not as fortunate as her fellow celebrity, Desmond, when she lost the 2015 bid to Mr. Folajimi Mohammed, son of National Publicity Secretary of APC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
Meanwhile, Desmond defeated his counterpart, Mr. Kabiru Lawal to represent the people of Surulere constituency in Alausa.
Meanwhile, before the election, Desmond Elliot was able to pull support from his people when women and youths in Surulere Constituency endorsed the star actor for the Lagos House of Assembly.
Olajide Abiodun, spokesperson of the group, apportioned the endorsement to the actor’s immense contributions to the constituency.
According to Abiodun, the Nollywood actor gave scholarships to youths in the constituency to attend Open University.
In addition, he provided free health insurance for the elderly and empowerment programmes for the widows and single mothers among others.
“If he could successfully execute these programmes as a private individual, we are sure of better performances from him when he becomes a member of Lagos State House of Assembly 2015,” the group said.