The Labour Party (LP) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) has alleged that the new reality TV show, Big Brother Naija Titans was being sponsored by one of the major opposition parties.
VANTAGE NEWS reports that the reality show is scheduled to start on January 15 barely 40 days before the presidential election.
According to the Chief Spokesperson of the LP PCC, Yunusa Tanko, who made the allegations during a press briefing in Enugu, on Wednesday, the major party is sponsoring the reality show to distract the youths from voting for their choice of candidate in the forthcoming presidential candidate.
Tanko alleged that the son of one of the presidential candidates collaborated with others in a visit to South Africa to perfect his plans of distracting the youths through the reality show a few weeks before the election.
He said, “The essence of this press conference is to alert the ever vibrant Nigerian youths of the hidden agenda behind the new reality show tagged: “The Titans”.
“We have credible information that it’s being sponsored by one of the major opposition parties to distract the Nigerian youths from changing the leadership that has placed them in perilous times laced with abject poverty.
“As a party with the sole aim of turning our dear country into a place where poverty, unemployment, ‘japa’ will be seen as a taboo is being threatened by an opposition that hates the Nigerian youths with passion.“Big Titan or whatever they may call it will distract the youths from taking what belongs to them now.
“The Big Brother Naija ended not long ago, why the ‘Titans’ now that we are facing a major election that will determine the future of the Nigerian youths.”
Tanko added that the Labour Party had nothing against reality shows but the timing of this one was not good enough.
“As a party we are not against reality shows because it helps the Nigerian youths to break the poverty line but for now, for the common good of all, the show hould be shifted to another convenient date.
“This should be after the general elections must have been concluded.
“Those putting together a reality show at this time when we are counting days to the general elections are enemies of the Nigerian youths and by extension all well-meaning Nigerians,” he added.
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