The Supreme Court Sacks APC House Of Reps Member & PDP Senator - Must Read

The Supreme Court Sacks APC House Of Reps Member & PDP Senator - Must Read

The Supreme Court of Nigeria today being Friday 23rd June, has declared as null and void the election of Herman Hembe into the House of Representatives, while also declaring Mrs. Dorothy Mato the winner of the All Progressives Congress ticket for Vandikwa/Konshisha Federal Constituency of Benue State. Hembe was elected into the House of Reps in 2015.

The court however ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to issue a certificate of return to Mato. The apex court also ordered Hembe to vacate his post immediately and return all salaries and benefits collected while in office within 90 days. The court averred that Mrs. Dorothy Mato was the rightful winner of the APC ticket for Vandikwa/ Konshisha Federal Constituency of Benue State.

In another twist of faith, the Supreme Court has also sacked Abubakar Danladi from the Nigerian Senate. Mr. Danladi represented Taraba North in the Nigeria Senate. The apex court also ordered him to refund all salaries and allowances earned in the Senate since he assumed duty, within 90 days.

It should be recalled that Mr. Danladi’s political career was once saved by the same Supreme Court which ousted him today. In 2014, the court ordered him reinstated as Taraba State’s deputy governor after he was impeached in controversial circumstances.

Mr. Danladi was the first deputy governor who ran on the same ticket with former Governor Dantata Suntai. He was impeached on October 4, 2012 shortly before Mr. Suntai took ill after an air crash. He was accused of fraud and abuse of office.

Another politician, Garba Umar, was then appointed deputy governor after his removal. And after then Governor Suntai took ill following a plane crash, it was Mr. Umar who assumed the position of acting governor.

But the Supreme Court ruled on November 21, 2014, nullifying Mr. Danladi’s impeachment, and clearing him to replace Mr. Umar as acting governor. The court said Mr. Danladi was denied fair hearing before he was impeached.

Seven justices of the court agreed with the ruling, delivered by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, at the time.

Mr. Danladi remained in office as acting governor until May 29, 2015. He was elected senator on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party during the 2015 general election.
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