The Boss can authoritatively reveal that the Nigerian Senate today used a Back Up Mace for its session following an invasion of the chambers by a group of thugs allegedly led by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege.
We gathered that contrary to reports making the rounds, the Senate did not use a fake mace but a back up version that has been kept in its custody since 2001.
The Boss gathered that the back up mace was introduced in 2001 during the Senate leadership of Chief Anyim Pius Anyim, who was in office between 2000 and 2003, to forestall both executive and legislative lawlessness.
In deed it was when then Senate President, Chief Chuba Okadigbo got wind of his impeachment and took the mace to his village, Ohi, Anambra State that the idea of a back up was first discussed.
Senator Okadigbo at the time declared a six weeks break in addition to taking the mace away to forestall his removal.
So it was when he was eventually removed and replaced by Chief Pius Anyim that the back-up mace which was used today was put in place, an insider revealed.
The Mace is the symbol of Authority of the Legislative House, the Senate cannot sit and no decision can be taken officially without its presence in the Chambers.