Vice presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, has urged the party’s supporters not to get distracted by this year’s Big Brother Naija (BBN), Tv show.
Recall that season 7 of the reality Tv show kicked off on Saturday.
The host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, unveiled the this year’s season tagged “Level Up” at a colourful ceremony on Saturday night.
Meanwhile, reacting moments after the show went live, Baba-Ahmed called for focus ahead of next year’s general elections, which he described as a ‘battle’.
“Dear #Obidients please don’t be distracted with the new season of the Tv show #BBNaija we have a battle ahead of us,” the economist tweeted.
The Labour Party has a huge following on social media. Supporters of Obi are known as #Obidients.
However, after Baba- Ahmed dropped his opinion about the reality show, several Nigerians backed him, while others criticised his tweet.
See tweets below:
@andy_graba tweeted: “BBNAIJA is not necessary”
@IsDamisa opined: “Pls respect other people’s past-time. Face the serious battle of building a formidable structure for our party across all strata. It’s obviously lacking and calls for concern. Meanwhile allow those who want to enjoy BBN to do so in peace.”
@Iheoma Justine wrote: “We will not sir we are working with you till the end”
@Daiwhizzy also wrote: “VP don’t worry, our multitasking skills are intact. #Obidients #ObiDatti”
Baba-Ahmed was picked as running mate to Obi on July 8, 2022. Before then, he had served as the Senator for Kaduna North from 2011 to 2012 and member of the House of Representatives from 2003 to 2007.