At last, House swears in Mato as Hembe’s replacement

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The House of Representatives on Tuesday swore-in Dorathy Mato as a replacement for Herman Hembe, who was sacked by the Supreme Court in June 2017.

Hembe was a former Chairman of the House Committee on Federal Capital Territory.

The court had ruled that Mato was the validly elected candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to represent Konshisha Federal Constituency of Benue State.

The court had ruled that Mato was the validly elected candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to represent Konshisha Federal Constituency of Benue State.

The Supreme Court had on June 25, 2017 sacked Hembe and Senator Sani Abubakar Danladi representing Taraba State and ordered that Mato and Alhaji Shuaibu Isa Lau be sworn in immediately in their stead.

The court further ordered the sacked legislators to refund all the monies collected as salaries and allowances from June 2015 when they were sworn in as legislators.

The court, in its judgment, had held that Mato who won the APC party ticket for the constituency is the rightful candidate.

But Mato was not sworn in immediately even when Lau has since been sworn in.

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