The Office of the Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, on Friday disowned Mr. John Olose.
“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 councillor 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” a statement from the Office of the Speaker said.
Signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Mr. Henry Ebireri, 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 statement said.
The statement while describing the news story as misleading accused those behind the story of executing a carefully designed plan to discredit the speaker.
Ebireri appealed to local and foreign journalists to avoid personal bias, distorted facts through wrong and improper emphasis and 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.