This disclosure was contained in a press statement issued and signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Mr. Henry Ebireri, which reads thus: “The attention of the Office of the Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly has been drawn to a false publication that is making the rounds on social media that Mr. John Olose, arrested for allegedly raping 7-year-old girl, is a political aide to the Right Honourable Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly. Mr. Olose, a former ward 7 councilor in Sapele Local Government Area, is a committed member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr. John Olose or Onose is not a political aide to the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly” the statement from the Office of the Speaker said.
The statement praised Hon Igbuya for appointing honest, dedicated and God fearing individuals as political aides.
“The political aides of the Rt. Hon Speaker are highly responsible people” the CPS to the Speaker said in the statement.
While describing the news story as misleading, the statement accused those behind the story of executing a carefully designed plan to discredit the speaker and appealed to local and foreign journalists to avoid personal bias and distorted facts through wrong and improper emphasis and instead report relevant facts and significant points of views.
“We thank the good and peace loving people of Delta State who have refused to be hoodwinked by the tissues of lies being woven and dished out by desperate politicians and their sponsors” the statement added.