There was drama on Thursday at the inauguration of Prof Chukwuma Soludo as the governor of Anambra when Mrs Bianca Ojukwu, wife of Biafra Warlord Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, slapped the wife of outgoing Gov. Willie Obiano, Ebelechukwu, at the event.
Though there were contradictory reports as many media houses initially said it was Ebelechukwu Obiano that slapped Bianca, details of the incident have emerged indicating that it was Bianca that slapped Obiano’s wife following provocative statements made by the ex Anambra first lady against Bianca.
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 engaged her in altercations leading to the controversial slap.
The action drew the attention of security agents and some personalities who pulled Mrs Obiano off the hold of Bianca who was visibly angry over the incident.
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.