Obiano’s wife slaps Bianca Ojukwu at Soludo’s inauguration

DRAMA ensued on Thursday at the inauguration of Prof Chukwuma Soludo as the governor of Anambra when the wife of outgoing Gov. Willie Obiano, Ebelechukwu, slapped Mrs Bianca Ojukwu at the event.


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who was at the scene of the event reports that the incident occurred immediately after Soludo took his oath of office.


NAN reports that 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 and slapped her.


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.


Recall that APGA reconciled with Bianca Ojukwu, when a delegation which included the Speaker, Anambra State House of Assembly, Mr Victor Okafor was led by a former chairman of the party, Chief Victor Umeh, visited the wife of the former Biafran warlord.


In her remarks, Bianca Ojukwu had said that it was sad that the party found itself in such a dilemma that could have been averted.


The former Nigerian Ambassador to Spain regretted that previous effort made to assuage aggrieved members of the party hit the rock.


“There have been to date at least two other committees that have been set up by the governor to advance the grievances of a very great number of APGA members who are dissatisfied with the party.


“The first and second reconciliation committees made recommendations but they never saw the light of day,” she said.


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