Following the clandestine move by members elect who are allegedly loyal to Oshiomhole/Ize-Iyamu to forcefully take over proceedings at the Edo State House of Assembly in order to install a new speaker today, efforts were made to ensure that a MACE is on standby should they fail to gain entrance to the complex.
Reports reaching Edo Times suggest that the MACE that was allegedly used today in the purported inauguration at a private residence was rented from the Student Union Government of Auchi Polytechnic. One of the members of the SUG who preferred to remain anonymous said “it is true that we were approached two days ago and a request was made to us by a certain man who disguised as a pastor. The request was for him to use our MACE for a drama presentation at his church in Auchi. We obliged him since we believed it will be for a harmless purpose. We were shocked to see our mace on social media and again on TVs across the state and country. We were deceived and we are disappointed in the said pastor. We hereby call on him to bring back our mace otherwise, he won’t like the calamity that we be visited on him”.
Efforts by Edo Times to reach out to the said pastor in Auchi who made the arrangement for the students mace to be used proved abortive. We promise to follow up the story and report accordingly.
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