Barely ten days after it was allegedly used in Edo state, the Imo State House of Assembly mace is alleged to have gone missing.
It was gathered that part of the news currently circulating in the state was that the Assembly mace was allegedly used for the impeachment of the Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Frank Okiye and his deputy about a week ago.
Meanwhile, the member representing Oru-West state constituency in Imo State House of Assembly, Dominic Ezerioha, in a press briefing on Tuesday described the rumour as false and a fabrication of evil discussants who want to destroy the image of the State Assembly.
Ezerioha who is the House committee chairman on Information and Judiciary said that the mace is intact and in sacred place for legislation.
“The news about the missing Imo Assembly mace is completely false. It is mere propaganda orchestrated by the enemies of the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Chiji Collins to water down his efforts over the years.
“As I speak, the symbol of authority is intact and in sacred place for legislature. The speaker of Imo state House of Assembly is in possession of a legal meaning of the mace belonging to the Assembly and until he ceases to be the Speaker of the House, the mace won’t be moved an inch from its sacred position.
The proponents of the allegations have challenged Ezerioha to present the mace to the public if it’s not missing.