Buhari sup­port­ers pe­ti­tioned US var­sity to sack me — Kper­ogi

The Punch - - NEWS - Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja

POP­U­LAR colum­nist and fierce critic of the the Ma­jor Gen­eral Muham­madu Buhari regime, Prof. Fa­rooq Kper­ogi, says Buhari sup­port­ers are now on a mis­sion to get him sacked.

Kper­ogi, who is a lec­turer at Ken­ne­saw State Univer­sity, At­lanta, United States, said this on his of­fi­cial Twit­ter han­dle on Thurs­day.

He, how­ever, stated that he was not per­turbed by the ac­tiv­i­ties of his tra­duc­ers.

The professor of jour­nal­ism wrote, “I’m just be­com­ing aware that hordes of head­less on­line trolls of the Buhari regime are writ­ing or have writ­ten an on­line pe­ti­tion to get me fired from my univer­sity (laughs).

“I didn’t re­alise I’m that much of a threat to Buhari’s de­cay­ing au­toc­racy. But the stu­pid­ity of Buhari’s inept regime and the id­i­otic min­ions it hires to troll crit­ics is truly bound­less.

“These low-iq twerps think Amer­ica is Nige­ria. I’m now even more en­er­gised than ever be­fore to ex­pose the fetid fraud that is this regime.”

Kper­ogi, who re­ceived his PHD in com­mu­ni­ca­tion from Ge­or­gia State Univer­sity’s Depart­ment of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, is a known critic of Buhari.

The colum­nist has been known to ex­pose many se­cret doc­u­ments ex­pos­ing mis­deeds of top of­fi­cials of the Buhari regime.

How­ever, he ran into trou­ble with sup­port­ers of the Pres­i­dent when a Face­book post he made in 2018 about the pur­ported death of a for­mer Na­tional Se­cu­rity Ad­viser, Col Sambo Da­suki (retd.), turned out to be false.

In the Face­book post, he al­leged that Da­suki, who was un­law­fully de­tained by the Buhari regime had died in the cus­tody of the Depart­ment of State Ser­vices but this turned out to be un­true as Da­suki was re­leased in De­cem­ber 2019.

The professor sub­se­quently is­sued an apol­ogy which was re­jected by Buhari sup­port­ers.

Some of them be­gan tag­ging the univer­sity he works for on so­cial me­dia, ask­ing the in­sti­tu­tion to sack him.

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