Chief Sunny Onuesoke, a former PDP gubernatorial aspirant in Delta State, has appealed to the federal government to ban the ongoing BBNaija season six show.
Onuesoke also called on religious leaders, including Christians and Muslims to join him in the clamour for the ban of the popular reality TV show.
According to him, an "immoral" show like BBNaija could corrupt the minds of the young ones in the country, especially the teenagers.
"BBNaija is an exhibition of recklessness. We are encouraging it so badly that we allow it to be displayed openly on television. It is an invitation to chaos and an exhibition of nudity.
BBNaija host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu
"We now idolize idleness and immorality. What do we gain from open vulgarity, open nudity, the spread of shamelessness? For me, BBNaija is an abomination.
"It’s not a talent show because it does not promote real development in any sense of the word", he stated.
Speaking further, the PDP Chieftain added: "It is just a show in which some adults gathered in an enclosed place and allowed to do whatever entered their heads.
"Fine, many other bad things are going on everywhere, including kidnapping, banditry and the impunity of thoroughly corrupt political elite across all party lines, but destruction/distortion of values is one of the most vital of steps towards all these other societal vices.
"Those against the Federal Government plan to ban the show are all benefiting from it one way or the other while the social and cultural norms of the society are being eroded.
"Even the devil will condemn that show. I don’t watch it but comments from social media indicate it is all about immorality. When young people condemn it, then it really has to be bad.
"The programme should be banned. This freedom to do whatever is the foundation of the decay in the polity.
"Pastors and imams should speak up against the show. The Qur’an and the Bible clearly teach against everything that is being openly demonstrated in the Big Brother Naija house.
"It is misleading the youths. Awarding millions of naira to young people, awarding free cars and making young ones salivate back home, wishing they had something like that sudden wealth, which is totally wrong.”