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Farooq Kperogi : How can anyone hate Peter Obi?

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 Farooq Kperogi How can anyone hate Peter Obi
Peter Obi

 

Peter Obi comes across as a humble, conciliatory, mild-mannered, and good-natured person—in contrast to his toxic, obnoxious online devotees whose rhetorical causticity he habitually has a need to restrain with words of caution.

I honestly have a hard time understanding the untempered hate often directed at him by his critics. You may disagree with his politics, but he has such a peaceful, restrained, and likeable public persona.

He never requites the unkind digs thrown at him by his opponents.
He always rises superior to mud-slinging. He is always kind and respectful even to his traducers. What’s not to like about that?

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He understands that to broaden his base, he needs to win over people outside his fanbase. It takes maturity, intelligence, and self-awareness to do that, particularly in our increasingly polarized world.

Yes, it’s legitimate to disagree with him (the choices he made as governor of Anambra, his fibs, exaggerations, self-serving autobiographical embellishments, messianism, etc.), but how can you hate someone who radiates such infectious likeableness?

 

Farooq Kperogi is a renowned Nigerian newspaper columnist and Professor of Journalism and Emerging Media at Kennesaw University, Georgia, United States. 

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