Anger as Anambra Residents React to Guest List for Soludo’s Inauguration

Anger as Anambra Residents React to Guest List for Soludo’s Inauguration

  • Residents of Anambra state have expressed sadness over the restriction of the public from attending the inauguration of Charles Soludo
  • The people described the low key event devoid of the usual merry-making as strange in the political history of the state
  • The inauguration of the Anambra state governor-elect is scheduled to take place at the Government House, Agu-Awka

Ahead of the March 17 inauguration of Professor Charles Soludo as the next governor of Anambra state, Awka residents have expressed dismay over the restriction of the public.

Soludo’s inauguration will take place at SSG Conference hall within Government House, Awka, as against the popular Dr Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka where previous events were held.

Charles Soludo’s inauguration
The inauguration ceremony of Prof. Chukwuma Soludo as governor would take place at the Government House with few guests in attendance. Photo credit: Soludo TV
Source: UGC

It was gathered that few guests would be in attendance without the usual celebrations that are associated with occasions of such nature.

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According to the director, Soludo governorship campaign organisation, C-Don Adinuba, only 50 guests would be allowed into the hall for the event.

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Vanguard reports that some residents of Awka, Wednesday, March 16, expressed sadness at the arrangement, describing it as strange in the political history of the state.

A resident identified as Chidiebere Igbokwe, said inauguration of a governor was a very big event that usually attracted people from all walks of life.

Igbokwe noted that barring people from catching a glimpse during such occasion was wrong.

Joe C. Anatune, the head, Soludo Media Office said that the inauguration of the would be low key, The Punch added.

Anatune in a statement in Awka, on Wednesday, said after the swearing-in, Soludo would inspect a guard of honour and consequently make his inaugural address to the people.

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An inter-denominational service would hold briefly before the new Anambra state governor sets out to work.

A new Anambra: Soludo Reads Riot Act to Workers, Anambrarains previously reported that the Anambra state governor-elect said that his administration will not tolerate unnecessary delays in the execution of government projects and activities in the state.

Soludo warned that his administration would not tolerate official protocols aimed at undermining his activities as the state's key administrator.

Speaking on the plans set down by the incoming Soludo administration, the media aide to the governor-elect, Christian Aburime, said his principal has made it clear that he would not allow his image to be tarnished after all he did as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and other international achievements.

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This was made known in an expression of interest form for available job positions in Anambra state.

The form which listed various opportunities for Ndi Anambra was personally signed by the governor-elect Charles Soludo.


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