Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, on Friday, has cautioned Africa’s most popular reality TV show, BBNaija to prevent housemates from using the platform to campaign for their preferred presidential candidates.
Just recently, BBNaija Housemate Eloswag wore a clothe customised with some words that has become popular on the Nigerian social media in recent weeks due to presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi.
The inscription on Eloswag’s hoodie reads; ‘Be Obedient and useful.’
Complaining about Eloswag’s action on Friday, July 29, Omokri, who had earlier opined that BBNaija Season 7 had distracted Obi’s supporters, said such an exhibition could polarise viewers. Omokri, on his verified Twitter, said,
“DEAR @BBNAIJA, YOUR SHOW IS MUCH WATCHED IN NIGERIA. IT IS BENEFICIAL TO BE APOLITICAL. ACTIONS ON THE PROGRAMME CAN POLARISE VIEWERS, WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT MAY HAVE REAL-WORLD IMPLICATIONS. PERHAPS YOU MAY WANT TO TAKE GREATER CARE TO FORESTALL A REOCCURRENCE.”