The mace of the Imo State House of Assembly has gone missing, two weeks after the members went on recess.
It was gathered that the mace was the one that was made use of in the impeachment of the Edo State House of Assembly Speaker and Deputy Speaker, a week ago.
However, the representative of 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.
He said the mace is intact and is still in its sacred place.
“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 spokesman of the House went on to say that the fabricators of the rumour will soon be unraveled and made to face the punishment.