The Labour Party have alleged that the Big Brother Titans, scheduled to air on Sunday, January 15 was sponsored by an opposition party to distract Nigerian youths from the forthcoming elections.
The party urged Nigerian youths to boycott the show and focus on electing the right leaders.
Spokesperson of the LP presidential campaign committee Dr Yunusa Tanko stated this at a press briefing in Enugu, on Wednesday.
Organised by MultiChoice, Big Brother Titans will begin on January 15, a month and ten days before the presidential election slated for February 25.
It will run for 12 weeks and feature housemates from Nigeria and South Africa.
According to Tanko, the reality TV show is targeted at distracting Nigerian youths from casting their votes in the general elections.
He alleged that it is sponsored by a political party whose identity will be revealed later.
“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,” Tanko said.
The spokesman added that information available to them reveals that the son of a presidential candidate and others travelled to South Africa to plan the show.
“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 Brother Titans 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?” he queried.
Tanko said his party is not against reality shows and that Big Brother Titans should be shifted to another date.
“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, it should 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,” Tanko said.
Big Brother Titans will be hosted by Big Brother Naija host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and Big Brother Mzansi host Lawrence Maleka.
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