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Anambra State governor-elect, Prof Chukwuma Soludo has officially been sworn-in as the Governor of the State.
He was sworn in by the State Chief judge, Justice Onochie Anyachebelu at exactly 9:45am on Thursday, at the Anambra State Government House in Awka, Anambra State.
The event was witnessed by several dignitaries, including the out-gone governor, Chief Willie Obiano and his wife, Mrs Ebelechukwu, and all the 30 members of the Anambra State House of Assembly.
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.
In his farewell speech to the people of the State on Wednesday, Governor Obiano had thanked the people of Anambra for the opportunity to serve, pleading for forgiveness from those he might have offended during his stint as the leader of the southeast state.
‘Brothers and sisters, as your governor, I worked under extreme pressure. I took many hard decisions. I stepped on toes. I didn’t answer some phone calls. I lost some friends on account of these,’ Obiano said.
He admitted that while he may not have fulfilled all his promises, his intentions were pure from the onset, believing that history will be kind to him.
Ndi Anambra would be hoping that the new Governor would fulfil his campaign promises.
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