Deyemi Okanlawon, a Nollywood actor, has issued an apology to Thaddeus Attah, the honourable elect for Eti-Osa Constituency.
In an open letter written earlier today, Deyemi had questioned Thaddeus’s plans for the people of Eti-Osa and expressed his reservations about the prevalence of herd mentality, cyberbullying, and tribalism in the voting process.
Deyemi had also stated that he voted for Banky W because he believed he was the ideal candidate for the job.
However, Deyemi’s open letter received severe criticism, with many accusing him of insensitivity and condescension.
Some even alleged that his emotions were running high because a celebrity had lost. In response, Deyemi posted a video on his Instagram page, apologizing to Thaddeus and all those offended by his post. He acknowledged his mistakes and admitted that he should have used better words and avoided projecting his emotions onto others.
“In the early hours of today, in the spirit of the season wrote an open letter to the HOR-elect of Eti-Osa Local Government area, Mr. Thaddeus Attah. I admit I could have chosen better words and I could have not allowed the frustration that I have felt about this past week to affect the message that I was trying to pass across. So I apologize to Mr. Attah and everyone who felt I was overreaching. I would now try to focus on the core of what I am saying so it’s clear and can’t be misconstrued in any way,” he said in parts.
Nonetheless, he stressed that as a concerned resident of Eti-Osa, he would appreciate a response and would like to have an online interview with him at his convenience.