The House committee chairman on Information and Judiciary, Dominic Ezerioha has debunked reports of missing Imo Assembly mace.
Ezerioha stated this on Tuesday, August 11 while addressing newsmen in Owerri.
The chairman who is representing Oru-West state constituency in Imo State House of Assembly, described the rumour as false and a fabrication of evil discussants who want to destroy the image of the State Assembly.
“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.
“Anybody can wake up to talk nonsense. Imagine someone telling you that your mother is a woman when you already know she is. The news is false and a figment of some peoples’ imagination. The symbol of authority, I repeat is intact and in sacred place for legislature,” he added.
The mouthpiece of the House further said that the fabricators of the rumour will soon be unraveled and made to face the punishment.
Daily Times reports that a rumour was spread recently on how the mace was allegedly used to impeach Edo State House of Assembly speaker and Deputy.