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There was mild drama on Thursday morning at the inauguration of Prof Chukwuma Soludo as Governor of Anambra when Mrs Bianca Ojukwu slapped the the wife of outgoing Gov. Willie Obiano, Ebelechukwu at the event.
The Eastern Updates gathered from an eyewitness who was at the scene of the event that the incident occurred immediately after Soludo took his oath of office.
Dignitaries including Obiano were already seated when Mrs. Obiano stepped in and moved to the front row where widow of Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu was seated, and uttered some words that Mrs. Ojukwu found very appalling before eventually slapping her.
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The action drew the attention of security agents and some personalities who pulled Mrs Obiano off the hold of Bianca who was visibly shocked at the action.
Mrs Obiano was later taken away and shortly afterwards, her husband left the venue since the incident happened after the new governor had been sworn in.
The Eastern Updates had earlier reported that Soludo was sworn in by the state Chief Judge, Justice Onochie Anyachebelu, at exactly 9:45 am, at the Anambra State Government House.
The Eastern Updates recalls that the Governor had earlier stated that immediately after the swearing-in, he would proceed to Okpoko, a sprawling slum, near Onitsha, where he would spend eight hours working to provide a better living for the people.
A few weeks ago, a circular notifying the public about the programme of event was sighted which showed that sixty-three guests were invited to the inauguration.
Before now, Soludo had said he will begin work just eight hours after the swearing-in.
Multiple reports suggested that the incoming governor would make his first key appointments after the oath-taking ceremony.
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