Senior lawyer Femi Falana, (SAN) has advised the electorates in Osun state to make a case against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for wasting their votes.
The legal practitioner made this known while granting interview questions on a nigeria Television programme .
Report has had it that the Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal sacked Governor Ademola Adeleke for overvoting at over 700 polling units in the Osun state last Governorship election.
The tribunal asked INEC to give Certificate of Returns to former Governor Gboyega Oyetola.
However, according to Falana “What the voters in those areas have to do is to sue INEC for damages that you have wasted my votes,” Mr Falana said.
Continuing, Falana also said it will be a daunting task by Adeleke’s lawyers to overturn the verdict of the tribunal.
Looking at the judgement, I believe very strongly that it is going to be a daunting task to impeach the judgement. INEC has to be held completely responsible for what happened.
“INEC will have to go back to the drawing table so that we will not have this experience. INEC will have to put its house in order, If we have this in a presidential election, where you issued one or two reports, it will have a crisis of monumental proportion,” he said.
Once an appellant or an interested party has filed a Notice of Appeal, the Registrar of the lower Court is required to compile the record of appeal and transmit it to the registrar of the Court of Appeal within 60 days after its filing as provided by Order 8 Rule 1 of the Court of Appeal Rules.
Meanwhile, Governor Ademola Adeleke has said that he will be appealing the Osun Tribunal judgement
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