Nigerian Supreme Court Now Having Shameless Judicial Bandits – Farooq Kperogi Condemns Ruling on Lawan, Akpabio
Farooq Kperogi, an Atlanta USA based Nigerian Professor and critic, has berated the Nigerian Supreme Court over its rulings in favour of Senate President, Ahmad Lawan and Godswill Akpabio.
THECONSCIENCEng reports that the critic who pointed that the judgments violated the will of voters said, “Nigeria’s Supreme Court is, without a doubt, a rotten gaggle of useless, purchasable judicial bandits. The highest bidder gets their judgement.”
Kperogi made the assertions in his article titled, “Lawan and Supreme Court of Shameless Judicial Bandits” while lambasting the Supreme Court over the judgment.
His full statements below:
I was awoken on this side of the world by news of the reversal by the Nigerian Supreme Court of Senate President Ahmed Lawan’s primary election loss. I was already mentally prepared for it after the same Supreme Court affirmed Godswill Akpabio’s fraudulent primary win a few days ago. It’s a well-planned judicial choreography.
The Nigerian Supreme Court is straight-up the most hopeless Supreme Court in the history of the world’s supreme courts. The same Court violated common sense and the will of voters and gave us a “Supreme Court governor” in Imo State who never even pretended to have won an election.
Now it has given Yobe and Akwa Ibom states “Supreme Court senate candidates” in Lawan and Akpabio. Lawan was too busy trying to be APC’s presidential candidate to even participate in the senate primaries in Yobe and unsuccessfully begged Machina to stand down for him, but the Supreme Court just declared him the winner of a contest he didn’t participate in anyway.
It’s a blatant case of justice for sale. Nigeria’s Supreme Court is, without a doubt, a rotten gaggle of useless, purchasable judicial bandits. The highest bidder gets their judgement.
And they’re not even hiding this. Against the judicial oaths they swore, they openly cavort with politicians whose cases they sit in judgement over. They are greedy, grasping, unprincipled curmudgeons who need money, and anybody who gives them the most money gets the most favorable judgement.
I think it is Akpabio who popularised the saying that whatever money cannot do in Nigeria more money can do it. He knows Nigeria really well.
THECONSCIENCEng reported that the apex Court had on Monday affirmed the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, as the All Progressives Congress senatorial candidate for Yobe North.
In a majority judgment, the court allowed the appeal filed by the APC against Bashir Machina’s candidature.
There has been controversy over the APC Yobe North Senatorial ticket.
Machina, at a primary election organised by the party in May 2022 won unopposed. The senate president did not participate in the primary election.
At the time the exercise was held, Lawan was pursuing his presidential ambition but lost to former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu.
Rather than submit the name of the elected candidate, the name of the senate president was submitted to the commission by the ruling APC, a move that led to the deliberate omission of their names from the published particulars of candidates late June 2022.
To clarify the brewing controversy around the seat, INEC, on at least two different occasions, said it rejected the senate president’s name because he had not been validly nominated for the senatorial seat.
The commission, however, urged the duo to resolve their issues internally or seek redress in court.