Nollywood actor and member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Desmond Elliot, has said Nigeria will be a better nation if citizens show zeal in elections the same way they did during the Big Brother Naija show.
The lawmaker said this in reference to the 57.61% of the total votes polled by Efe Ejeba who emerged winner of the 2017 Big Brother Naija reality show.
He urged Nigerians to learn to tolerate one another despite their differences also similar to the way housemates were able to tolerate one another 78 days of the reality show.
“We are all different in thoughts, actions and behaviour but unique in many ways. Just as they tolerated one another, we also should learn to do same.
“If we put in half as much interest and energy that we did in #bigbrothernaija2017, into those we elect into public offices (including yours truly) Naija would be a much better place being governed by our people of choice.
“Nigerians are not as illiterate as we portray ourselves to be, obvious the masses voted for EFE, many flew out of the country to witness his “coronation ” and knew exactly what they wanted and they got it.
“It pays to always be yourself at all times, never let “them” turn you to who you’re not .
“Bottom line is if you can’t influence them, don’t join them.”