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Anambra State Governor-elect, Prof Chukwuma Soludo has been officially sworn-in as the new Governor of the State in Awka, Anambra State.
He was sworn in by the State Chief judge, Justice Onochie Anyachebelu at exactly 9:45am, at the Anambra State Government House.
Africa Daily News, New York gathered that the event was witnessed by several dignitaries, including the out-gone governor, Chief Willie Obiano who was in the company of his wife, Mrs Ebelechukwu, and all the 30 members of the Anambra State House of Assembly.
As of the time of filing this report, the new Governor is already inspecting the guard of honour, his first task as Governor of the State.
Recall that the Governor had earlier stated that immediately after the swearing-in, he would proceed to Okpoko, a sprawling slum, near Onitsha, where he would spend eight hours working to provide a better living for the people and set the mark for a new prosperous Anambra.
Africa Daily News, New York had earlier sighted a circular notifying the public about the programme of event, showed that sixty-three guests were invited to the inauguration.
Before now, Soludo had said he will begin work just eight hours after the swearing-in.
Multiple reports have suggested that the incoming governor would make his first key appointments after the oath-taking ceremony.
In his farewell speech, Governor Obiano had thanked the people of Anambra for the opportunity to serve, pleading for forgiveness from those he might have offended during his stint as the leader of the southeast state.
‘Brothers and sisters, as your governor, I worked under extreme pressure. I took many hard decisions. I stepped on toes. I didn’t answer some phone calls. I lost some friends on account of these,’ Obiano said.
He admitted that while he may not have fulfilled all his promises, his intentions were pure from the onset, believing that history will be kind to him.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK