Buhari Will Soon Reward Judges Who Gave Him Victory – Farooq Kperogi Says

Popular government critic and an Associate Professor of Journalism & Emerging Media, Farooq Kperogi has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari was going to reward the judges who upheld his election victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, PEPT.On Wednesday, a five-man panel led by Mohammed Garba, ruled that President Buhari didn’t need to present a Secondary School certificate before contesting for the office of the President, saying he was “eminently qualified” to have contested for the last Presidential Election.

Buhari beat his closest rival, Atiku Abubakar, to the presidency in the February 23 poll, prompting Atiku – who claimed his mandate was stolen – to seek redress at the PEPT.

Wednesday judgement has not enjoyed good reception by many, including Professor Kperogi, who is a known critic of the Buhari Administration.In a message on his twitter page, just after the tribunal verdict, the US based professor expressed his conviction that it was a matter of time, before the President rewards the Judges involved in the case.According to him, like the President rewarded INEC commissioner, Mrs. Amina Zakari, by appointing her biological son his SA on Infrastructure, he would do the same for the Judges.