In a trending photo of the BBN All Stars housemate; Ilebaye’s family seen with one of Nigerian’s Senator; Dino Melaye, as he was seen cheering up with them and also supporting their daughter who is a contestant in the current reality tv edition.
The senator has urged fans to also support with their votes for Ilebaye, emphasizing that his support is based on her being from Kogi state. He made this call after Ilebaye’s father visited him at his Abuja residence.
In his words, he said; “With the proud father of llebaye of Big Brother Naija. We all support our own. I will vote for Kogi State. Vote Ilebaye.”
In response to Melaye’s endorsement of Ilebaye, netizens expressed mixed reactions in the comment section.
Some questioned why Melaye was turning it into a tribal matter, while others were stunned about Ilebaye’s rich background.
@michaelkitan reacted: “Because of election you want to turn BBN to tribe state war?”
@LupinIkenga said: “Oga drop money for her so they can vote, it’s not by tweeting about it. Back up your tweets with words please.”
@odirah cellz said: “As usual for Nigerians, we always support our own wether e make sense or not.”
@OK commented: “Dino guyman using idea in sorting for votes for the upcoming kogi gubernatorial election nigerian politicians eh.”
@kingsbenson_ commented:B“Una dey vote and support bunch of Olodos. Well it’s the same thing that happens when we vote people in power too.”
@official osas67 said: “You’re a clown.
People are voting the young gal not because she is from Kogi State. In a bid to politicize it you ended up ruining her chances because people we start voting for their tribe and origin.”
@Merita baby said: “Bbn is not a tribal or ethnicity show. Nigerians and always bringing tribalism into everything. Same thing they did on BBT. Please Vote Ceec, even though she’s from Anambra.”