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 and Mrs Bianca Ojukwu were involved in a fracas at the event.
There are, however, contradictory reports as to who slapped who first.
But 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.
Professor Soludo, though expressed worry over the incident, concentrated on his signing of the documents before the state Chief Judge of the state, Justice Onochie Anyachebelu.
And while beginning his speech, he said: “Those who also want to leave can as well do so.
“The Anambra we are talking about is a place of law and order.
At the time he was speaking, former Governor Obiano and his wife had left the scene.
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