Just as Nigerians have people they love, they also have people they hate with passion. Although there are individual differences when it comes to likeness and hatred, some people are widely loved in Nigeria, while others are widely hated.
In no particular order, here are the 10 most hated individuals in Nigeria (year 2015).
Abubakar Shekau: Virtually all Nigerians hate this man. He is presently the factional leader of Boko Haram, the terrorist group operating in the northeastern part of Nigeria. In recent times, Boko Haram has linked up with ISIS, giving the group international recognition. The group had caused the death of thousands of Nigerians already.
President Muhammadu Buhari: New president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Widely hated by Nigerians living in the South East and South West regions of the country. Not even his emergence as president reduced their hatred for him. The recent economic challenges Nigeria is going through has increased the hatred for the president all the more by virtually all Nigerians.
Lai Mohammed: He was the immediate past spokesperson for the APC. Many Nigerians see him as a liar. Many see virtually all his utterances as lies and many regard him as untrustworthy.
Ayodele Fayose: Ekiti state governor. Widely hated for his series of hate campaigns against President Muhammadu Buhari prior to the 2015 presidential elections. His spate with Aisha Buhari tends to heighten the hatred for him by some sections of the country.
Senator Ahmed Sanni Yerima: Former governor of Zamfara State and Senator of the Federal Republic. Hated for his strong support for the implementation of Sharia in the country and his marriage a few years back to a young girl widely reported to be a minor.
Rotimi Amechi: He was once in the PDP before he defected to the APC. Some Nigerians see him as a betrayer of people from south-south region of the country for working against former president Goodluck Jonathan. The roles he played in unseating Goodluck Jonathan further increased the hatred for him.
Goodluck Jonathan: Immediate past Nigerian President. Widely hated for the high rate of corruption and nonchalance about national challenges during his tenure.
Femi Fani Kayode: Former minister of aviation and head of Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign organisation prior to the 2015 presidential elections. Widely hated for his multiple attacks against President Muhammadu Buhari, which many Nigerians deemed malicious and baseless.
Reuben Abati: Special Adviser on media and publicity to former president, Goodluck Jonathan. Widely hated for his strong defence of government policies and stands — regardless of whether the policies are widely accepted or not.
Doyin Okupe: Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to former president, Goodluck Jonathan. Widely hated for his blind defence of government moves and policies, even when the masses deemed those moves unacceptable.
Now, your opinion…
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