Prof Chukwuma Soludo and Dr Onyekachukwu Ibezim have been sworn in as governor and deputy governor of Anambra State in Southeast Nigeria.
Soludo was sworn in by Justice Onochie Anyachebelu, the Chief Judge of the state.
Both took their oaths of office and allegiance at the Anambra Government House in a ceremony witnessed by hundreds of people.
In his address, Soludo said the new Anambra under his leadership would be a state of law and order.
He thanked the outgone governor, Chief Willie Obiano and the leadership of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for their immense support.
He thanked the people of Anambra for interviewing him and employing him to serve them as governor.
Soludo announced the suspension of all revenue collections in the state for one month and outlawed all cash payments to Anambra government in Motor Parks, roads or anywhere.
He emphasised the need for peace and called on youths, politicians and agitators to embrace dialogue as that was the only panacea for peace.
There was momentary disruption of ceremony due to a physical fight between Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano, wife of the outgone governor and Mrs Bianca Ojukwu the widow of Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu, Governor of the defunct eastern region.
Meanwhile, less than six hours after his inauguration as the sixth Governor of Anambra, Prof. Charles Soludo has announced the appointment of three persons into his administration.
The statement containing the new appointments was released to newsmen by Mr Joe Anatune, on Thursday in Awka.
The statement announced the appointment of Prof. Osita Chukwulobelu as Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and Dr Chukwudi Okoli as the Accountant General, while Mr Chinedu Nwoye was appointed as Deputy Chief Of Staff/State Chief of Protocol.