After the main elections a fortnight ago that saw the victory of General Mohammed Buhari to become President-elect of Nigeria, the Assembly and gubernatorial elections also took place over the weekend.
Several Nigerian celebrities had tried their hands at getting into politics, but most of them fell by the wayside, some defeated as early as at the primary level.
Elliot is the anomaly, having sailed through; and he has now won the main election to become the representative of the people of Surulele constituency.
He stood on the ticket of the incoming All Progressive Congress, and defeated the incumbent, the PDP’s Bayo Smith.
So the famous actor is now an MP. Maybe one day he might become the Ronald Reagan of Nigeria.