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Soludo sworn in as Anambra Governor, departs for Okpoko, sprawling slum near Onitsha, after his inaugural speech

In a ceremony that was devoid of the frills and thrills of a typical governorship inauguration in Nigeria, former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo was this morning sworn in as the Governor of Anambra State, succeeding former Governor Willie Obiano whose two terms of eight years came to an end today.

Soludo was sworn in by the State Chief Judge, Justice Onochie Anyachebelu at exactly 9:45amat the Anambra State Government House.

The event was witnessed by many dignitaries, including the out-gone Governor, Chief Willie Obiano and his wife, Mrs. Ebelechukwu, and all the 30 members of the Anambra State House of Assembly.

As at the time of filling this report, the new Governor was already inspecting the guard of honour, his first task as Governor of the State.

The Governor had earlier stated that immediately after 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.

He was expected to leave for the community shortly after his inaugural speech.

•Governor C.C. Soludo being sworn-in this morning at Government House, Awka, the Anambra State capital this morning.

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