Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo, the Governor-elect of Anambra State, late Wednesday, restated his resolve to have only 50 persons attend his swearing-in ceremony as the 6th democratically elected governor of the state.
While the 50 people are expected be drawn from technocrats of Prof. Soludo’s status, journalists were neither officially invited nor accredited to attend the event.
Only fives journalists out of the teeming number of reporters in the state would be allowed entry into the venue.
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Meanwhile, a Facebook page called Soludo TV has been circulated for people to log into to watch the live transmission of the event.
A statement by the Head, Soludo Media Office, Joe C. Anatuna said the ceremony, which he described as ‘solemn’, would take place, on Thursday morning, March 17, 2022, at the Agu-Awka Government House.
The statement partly reads: “Invited guests are expected to be seated by 9:00 am prompt. Similarly, all accredited media houses are to be at the venue before 8am
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“After the official swearing in, Prof Chukwuma Soludo will inspect a guard of honour and consequently makes his inaugural address to the people of Anambra State. Thereafter, an inter-denominational service will hold briefly before the new Governor immediately sets out to work
“Please note this event is strictly low key and devoid of the usual merry-making and unbridled celebrations usually associated with occasions of this nature
“The Governor-elect however remains grateful to everyone for the outpouring of goodwill messages as well as the continuous support from well-wishers and numerous supporters within and across the globe.”