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Rep Mato Says She Has No Grudge Against Hembe, Calls On Her Supporters To Promote Peace

Rt. Hon. Mrs Dorothy Mato, a member of the House of Representatives who represents Vandeikya/Konshisha Federal Constituency of Benue State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) made it clear in an interview with The New Telegraph on Sunday, December 10, 2017 that she has no grudge against Rt. Hon Herman Hembe, a former member of the House of Representatives for the same constituency she now represents.

In an interview with Philip Nyam of The New Telegraph, she said, “Since I recovered my mandate from Hembe, I have not set my eyes on him. I do not have anything against him. It was just my mandate that was the issue. I hold no grudge against him. He took what rightly belonged to me and I went through courts to seek justice. Now, I have gotten my mandate and, therefore, have no reason whatsoever to keep malice or begrudge him. He is my son; he is my younger brother and we were only competitors in a game of politics.”

In a separate statement issued through her media department, Hon Mato urged all her supporters to promote peace and shun violence. They should learn to love one another because love is all we need to live together in our world of diversity.

“We may explore our world for riches and treasure, we may irrigate the world with rivers of pleasure but without love of no measure, our solutions will bring more problems, our encouragement, more frustrations and our hope, more deprivation.

“Let us learn how to love one another and promote peace because it is what keeps us together in troubles and trials. In times when we don’t seem to agree with one another, when opinions contrast and choices differ, love and peace rain down and bring us together to uphold the values that foster development”. She said.

By Terfa Naswem