Drama ensued on Thursday at the inauguration of Prof Chukwuma Soludo as the Governor of Anambra State, when the wife of outgoing Gov. Willie Obiano, Ebelechukwu, slapped Mrs. Bianca Ojukwu at the event.
According to an eyewitness, who was at the scene of the event, 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 the widow of Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu was seated and slapped her.
The spectacle drew the attention of security agents and some personalities, who pulled Mrs. Obiano off the hold of Bianca, who appeared 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.
Soludo was sworn-in by the state Chief Judge, Justice Onochie Anyachebelu, at exactly 9:45 am, at the Anambra State Government House.
The reason for the clash was not ascertained as of the time of filing this report.