Ebelechukwu, wife of former Governor Willie Obiano and wife of late Ikemba Nnewi, Bianca Ojukwu engaged in a free-for- all at the inauguration of Prof Chukwuma Soludo as Anambra Governor on Thursday.
The drama ensued when Obiano’s wife arrived the inauguration after Soludo and his Deputy, Onyekachi Ibezim had been sworn in by Chief Judge, Justice Onochie Anyachebelu at exactly 10.55am
Obiano’s wife, who sat close to Senator Uche Ekwunife and Anambra Speaker Uche Okafor, stood up to stay with her husband when the fracas happened.
On her way to where Obiano was sitting, she saw Ojukwu’s wife gorgeously dressed and seated.
Facing her, Obiano’s wife said: “You said we’re not going to be Governor, you ‘bitch.”
In retaliation, Obiano’s wife held Bianca’s hair and dress before security operatives and other dignitaries barricaded the arena, warning reporters to dismantle their equipment immediately.
While the fight lasted, Obiano, Soludo and Senator Uche Ekwunife among others were stunned.
Before Obiano’s wife got to the arena, security operatives stopped her from driving through the main gate while Bishops were allowed in through the same route.
She alighted from her vehicle and started hitting the gate, ordering the security operatives to open for her.
But the security operatives refused, saying they were working on instruction.
After the fracas, Obiano left the inauguration venue immediately before Soludo’s speech with his wife, looking dejected .
None of the dignatories in attendance wanted to discuss the issue with The Nation.
But others, who reacted on the incident on condition of anonymity, blamed Obiano’s wife for the incident.