Nigerian have stormed social media to call out the organizers of the Big Brother Naija, BBNaija reality TV show over alleged extension of voting beyond deadline.
According to a report by socialite Kayode Ogundamisi, voting continued even after the deadline was set for 12am on Friday.
He wrote on Twitter:
So I understand @BBNaija @africamagictv left the voting lines open, several hours after the deadline of polls closing.
Any explanation? #AfricaMagicShutTheVotingLines
— Káyọ̀dé Ògúndámisí (@ogundamisi) September 26, 2020
His claim was corroborated by another social media user who confirmed that voting actually closed by 12pm on Saturday
It closed at 12pm TODAY! Meaning all through the night, certain people were VOTING! A whole night. Why’re people calm about this?
It closed at 12pm TODAY! Meaning all through the night, certain people were VOTING! A whole night. Why’re people calm about this? #AfricaMagicShutTheVotingLines #AnyVoteAfterTenShouldBeVoid @MultiChoice @DeloitteNigeria @BBNaija @DStvNg we need an explanation!!!!! #bbnaija https://t.co/3iuNJ7jGzU
— Karibiba🤎 (@TheeBibbs) September 26, 2020
Nigerians are hoever calling out the organizers to give an explanation to the development
*** Many viewers locked Laycon as their winner and because they stand a chance of winning 1million naira each, BBN as a business venture na wants to minimize their giveaways and they have made much more oooo. Greed will not kill us
*** They are stupid why bring the pattern of locking an housemate if they don’t have the money to pay them
*** The fair thing to do is for cancellation of any vote cast after 10pm. I can see a plan to rig @itsLaycon out of this contest. This is just a TV show , but an unfair outcome could lead to crisis.
*** Imagine a particular team knowing when Voting closes as at yesterday….We need an explanation to this…This is Fraud!! Its an insiders job!
— SirGodwin (@SirGodwin18) September 26, 2020
*** They did so cos they lost a lot of money that could have been made for they and their sponsors this season. The eviction strategy was poor. You have two housemates with little or no fan base in the finals. That means less voters, less views. Their investment hit the rocks.
*** Nah them sabi if they like they should close it on Monday morning, all I know nah sha make biggie no go do mistake announce another person aside Laycon as the winner Cos if dem do that mistake lasan, nah that same Sunday we go know who the voice behind biggie is ooo