An unpalatable drama ensued on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at the Anambra state House in Akwa during the inauguration ceremony of Professor Chukwuma Soludo, the state’s of Anambra state governor elect.
The funny drama started when the wife of the outgoing Gov. Willie Obiano, Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano, slapped Mrs. Bianca Ojukwu, the former Nigerian Ambassador to Spain, and the widow of late Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, the Former Governor of Eastern Region.
Eyewitnesses at the scene said, the unfortunate incident happened immediately after Soludo took his oath of office.
Dignitaries, including the outgoing governor Obiano were already seated, when Mrs. Obiano stepped into the event’s venue, moved to the front row where the widow of Odumegwu-Ojukwu was seated, and then without a second thought, slapped her.
Mrs. Obiano’s action quickly drew the attention of security agents, and some personalities already seated, who succeeded in pulling her off the grip of Mrs. Ojukwu, who was said to be shocked by the action.
Mrs. Obiano was later ordered out of the venue, and she was soon followed by her husband, Willie Obiano; since the incident happened soon after the new governor had been sworn in.
Recall that, Prof. Charles Soludo won the governorship election under the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) after defeating other candidates.
Soludo defeated on November 6, 2021, the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Ifeanyi Ubah of Young Peoples Party (YPP), Dr. Obiora Okonkwo of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Dr. Godwin Maduka of the Accord Party, and others in a keenly contested election, to emerge the winner of the governorship election.
Out of 21 local government areas of the state, Prof. Soludo was victorious in 19 LGAs with 112,229 votes.