The Supreme Court has sacked Herman Hembe, lawmaker representing Konshisha/Vandekiya Federal Constituency of Benue State, from the House of Representatives.
The apex court also ordered a replacement be sworn in without delay.
The Court further declared Mrs Dorathy Mato as the rightful candidate who won the All Progressive Congress (APC) party ticket.
Mr. Hembe was ordered to return all salaries and benefits collected while in office within 90 days.
The Supreme Court has commenced hearing in appeals concerning the ongoing leadership crisis of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the party had on March 16 approached the Supreme Court after the ruling by the Port Harcourt Division of appellate court, which had on February 27 declared former Borno State governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, as leader of the opposition party.
But Sheriff filed an objection to the appeal on March 21, asking the apex court to strike out the appeal by the Makarfi faction.
According to Sheriff, Makarfi had no legal standing to appeal against the judgement of the Court of Appeal on behalf of the PDP.
The Supreme Court had on March 23 fixed today, May 4, for the continuation of hearing on the leadership tussle, which has lingered for many months.