Dorothy Mato was today sworn in as the representative of Vandeikya/Konshisha Federal Constituency after Herman Hembe who was sacked by the Supreme Court.
While he as still in the lower legislative chamber, the sacked Hembe was seen as an ally of Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives. He also headed the House Committee on the Federal Capital Territory.
The Supreme Court had ruled that Mato, not Hembe, was the authentic candidate of the APC in the federal legislative election held in 2015. The Apex court ordered INEC to immediately issue her with a certificate of return while also directing the leadership of the House of Representatives to immediately swear her in.
But Dogara, who is also a lawyer, refused to obey the judgement of the Supreme Court to swear Mato in, for reasons best known to him.
With Mato’s swearing in today, the people of Vandeikya/Konshisha Federal Constituency of Benue State now have proper representation at the House of Representatives.
Source: Naija News