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Monday, 3 July 2017

INEC to issue certificates of return To Hon. Mrs. Mato, Sen Lau - Photos

INEC complies with Supreme Court order, issues certificate of return to Hon. Mrs. Mato and Sen. Lau. more photos after the cut....

The Supreme Court had on Friday June 23, sacked Rep. Herman Hembe, representing Vandeikya/Konshisha Federal Constituency of Benue state in the House of Representatives. The apex court equally removed Sen. Sani Danladi representing Taraba North Senatorial District.

Aside directing the sacked lawmakers to vacate their seats forthwith, the Supreme Court ordered INEC to immediately withdraw the Certificates of Return it issued to them.
It held that the former lawmakers should within 90 days, refund all the salaries/allowances and or emoluments they collected while occupying their respective seats.
While the apex court ordered that Danladi be replaced by Lau, it also directed INEC to issue Certificate of Return to Mato as Hembe’s replacement.
The orders were contained in two separate lead judgments delivered by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen and Justice Amina Augie.

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