11th January, 2023
The Labour Party Presidential Campaign Committee has alleged, without providing any evidence, that a major opposition party sponsored new reality show, Big Brother Titans to distract Nigerian youths from the forthcoming election.
The television programme being produced by pay tv service provider, Multichoice is designed to hit the airwaves of DSTV satellite television platform on Jan. 15 barely 40 days to general elections.
The reality show will feature housemates from Nigeria and South Africa.
However, Yunusa Tanko, the Chief Spokesperson of the LP presidential Campaign Committee, told journalists in Enugu, on Wednesday that Big Brother Titans tv reality show is targeted at distracting youths from casting their votes on the election dates.
Tanko 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,” he said.
He stressed that the information made available to them revealed that the son of one of the presidential candidates in active collaboration with others visited South Africa to hatch this plan.
“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,” he queried.
Tanko said that the reality show now was laced with a lot of unforeseen dangers for the youths because their attention would be divided.
“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.
He said the question Nigerians should be asking the organisers was whether they were truly friends of the political entity known as Nigeria or enemies of progress.
The LP-PCC spokesperson further said the reality show was concocted and designed by a major opposition political party stressing that at the right time they would unmask them to the Nigerian youths. (NAN)