17th March, 2022
By Francis Onyeukwu
Drama ensued on Thursday at the inauguration of Prof Chukwuma Soludo as the governor of Anambra when Mrs. Bianca Ojukwu slapped the wife of outgoing Gov. Willie Obiano, Ebelechukwu, at the event.
A NAN correspondent who was at the scene of the event reports that the incident occurred immediately after Soludo took his oath of office.
Dignitaries, including Ex-Gov Obiano were already seated when Mrs Obiano stepped in and moved to the front row where the widow of Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu was seated said some nasty things to her, which provoked her anger.
Bianca stood up and slapped Obiano’s wife.
The action drew the attention of security agents and some personalities who pulled Mrs Obiano off the hold of Bianca.
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.
In a statement of apology later, Governor Charles Soludo said the breach was caused by improper communication which arose from a personal issue between the two parties involved.
According to him, the breach which disrupted proceedings at the event happened after the wife of the former governor, Ebelechukwu Obiano, approached Mrs Bianca Ojukwu and muttered some words that led to fisticuffs.
“Sadly, the fight took the shine off the main event of the day,” the statement read in part.