Falana Faults Kano Governorship Tribunal Ruling, Says Voters Should Not Be Punished For INEC Error

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Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has faulted the verdict by the Kano Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which nullified the victory of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf.

Falana during an interview on Channels TV on Friday said voters should not be punished for the errors of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Recall that the Election Petition Tribunal in Kano State annulled Governor Yusuf’s election.

“You cannot punish voters for the errors of INEC. That was what recently happened in Kano, where 65,000 votes were said to have not been marked by INEC officials.

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“We are asking our judges to embrace justice, substantial justice, in a way that you cannot punish voters for the errors of INEC.

“You cannot challenge the validity of the ballot papers. So, I think these are the areas where our judges will have to go back to the drawing table,” Falana stressed.