Hon Mato And Hon Hembe: Not Yet Time For Comparison, By Terfa Naswem
My attention has been drawn to some articles and comments making unmerited comparisons between Rt. Hon Dorothy Mato, member House of Representatives representing Vandeikya/Konshisha Federal Constituency of Benue State and the former member of the same House and constituency, Rt. Hon Herman Hembe in terms of impact at the Green Chamber and at the constituency.
I want to make it clear that such comparisons are being carried out by ardent opponents of Hon Dorothy who want to see her fail at all cost. Such comparisons do not have any basis based on merit to begin with in the first place.
Hon Hembe was elected to represent Vandeikya/Konshisha Federal Constituency in 2007 and since then, he has been an Honourable member of the Green Chamber before his exist in late 2017 based on the judgment by the Supreme Court. He has spent 10 years at the Green Chamber.
I have always been an admirer of Hembe for the impact he made at the Green Chamber and on his constituency through his Hembe Foundation among others which one of my friends is also a beneficiary while he was at the Green Chamber. I really appreciate him for the impact made but it is not yet time for anyone to start making comparison between the two of them in terms of achievements.
Hon Mato was sworn-in on October 3, 2017. So comparing her with Hon Hembe at this point in terms of achievement is synonymous to comparing the GPA of a 100 Level Student in her first semester who has not even written her first semester examination to even have a GPA for any comparison to be made with the CGPA of a graduate who has completed 8 semesters for a 4-year course.
Let us support and vote for Hon Dorothy in 2019 for the House of Representatives representing Vandeikya/Konshisha Constituency. When she completes her term in 2023, any comparison made will by then be deserved.