Yesterday, In Anambra State Nigeria, the Obianos tenure ended embarrassingly. Both Ebelechukwu and Willie Obiano were served a farewell slap each.
I cannot say which hit harder but we know for sure that both slaps were hot. Since the shameful outing of the ex-governor of Anambra and his wife, the Obianos have been the internet sensation.
Not many people, however, know what really transpired at the newly sworn-in governor of Anambra State, Prof Charles Soludo’s inauguration. We have therefore deemed it fit to explain why the Obiano’s received farewell slaps.
Case 1: Ebelechukwu Obiano VS Bianca Ojukwu
Contrary to the claim that the ex-governor of Anambra’s wife, Ebelechukwu obiano slapped Bianca Ojukwu, the widow of late Odumegwu Ojukwu, a report by PREMIUM TIMES premised on a viral video from the scene says the opposite.
But here is the BACKSTORY to the face-off between the two women leaders.
Why Bianca Slapped Obiano Ebelechukwu
Sources revealed that Bianca Ojukwu had strongly despised the administration of Governor Willie Obiano throughout his eight years tenure.
Corollary, Ebelechukwu had nursed a great contempt for Bianca. Angered by her presence at the occasion of her husband’s farewell and inauguration of Prof Soludo, the new governor of the state, the ex-first lady walked to where Bianca was seated and engaged Bianca in a war of words.
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In the not-so-audible video, Willie’s wife allegedly mocked Mrs Ojukwu saying: “What are you doing here? You said we will never win the governorship and here you are. You are a witch.”
Hit by the words, Bianca responded with her palms and landed a hot slap on Mrs Obiano’s face.
Meanwhile, just before the inauguration of the new governor, Mrs Ojukwu wrote on her Facebook page: “A new dawn…17 March 2022. It’s liberation day, and today we sing the Redemption song. Anambra will be better.”
Case 2: Willie Obiano VS EFCC
Barely had the inauguration ceremony of Prof Charles Soludo where his wife and Mrs Ojukwu Bianca fought dirty that the EFCC landed another slap on Willie Obiano.
According to reports, the ex-governor Obiano was arrested by the EFCC in Lagos Airport while trying to flee the country.
Here is the full gist.
Governor Obiano Allegedly Stole N4 billion from Anambra Treasury
Reeling from the bank documents and evidence seen so far, Governor Willie Obiano withdrew the sum of N4 billion from Anambra state’s security vote account on the same day, Peoples Gazette reports.
Mr Obiano had on March 29, 2017, withdrawn the sum of N500 million from eight different Fidelity Bank accounts (5110032568, 5110032599, 5110032551, 5110032544, 5110032582, 5110032575) at a Fidelity Bank branch located at No 5, Akah Street, Umueze Village, Amawbia, Anambra. The said accounts bear the same name ‘Anambra State Security Votes.’
Given the above, one cannot but wonder how the fund was spent, considering the security crises that have ravaged the state in recent times.
Obiano Placed on Watchlist
On November 15, 2021, the EFCC in a letter to the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service placed governor Obiano on a watchlist, requesting that NIS informs them whenever Mr Obiano wants to flee the country.
Subsequently upon request, the NIS on Thursday, 18 March alerted the anti-graft agency of Mr Obiano’s intention to flee the country and relocate to a foreign country after handing over to his successor.