Ike Nnachi, Abakaliki
The Department of State Services (DSS), has reportedly invited the Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ebonyi State, Mr Nwoba Chika Nwoba over his wedding cake which had Biafra insignia on it.
Mr Nwoba, who wedded on Saturday, surprised his guests at his wedding reception ground, when he unveiled a cake designed with Biafra flags, coat of arms and other insignia of the defunct Biafra Republic.
Nwoba confirmed his invitation by DSS through a post on his official Facebook page.
He said the DSS had summoned him to appear in their Abakaliki office by 12 noon today, Tuesday, June 28.
Nwoba wrote: “Got invitation from the DSS, Abakaliki office tomorrow by 12 pm. I knew I would be invited. As a law-abiding citizen, if the road is clear tomorrow, I will honour it.”
Mr Nwoba’s invitation by the DSS may not be unconnected with his wedding cake which caused a stir on the social media.
The Nigerian Government following the proscription of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) banned everything that is associated with defunct Biafra Republic, and anyone found with an item bearing Biafra insignia faces arrest and prosecution by Government.
Nwoba, however, said that he did his wedding cake with Biafra insignia to show solidarity to the Biafra course.
According to him, “every Igboman no matter your political affiliation ought to embrace the struggle for Biafra.”
He, however, said he was not in support of violent Biafra agitations.
“I actually did it to pass a message, that no matter our political inclinations, we still have the interest of Igbo nation at heart. It is to show my love and my commitment to ensuring that the gospel for the creation of a country of Igbo extraction, comes to fruition.
“So, I’m a fan of Biafra agitation. That’s why I said, okay, in order to contribute to the Biafra struggle, I have to do my cake, giving it Biafra colours. I’m not against Biafra agitation, but I’m against going about it violently. I did it just to show my concern, “he said.
Nwoba’s wedding took place on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at St. Joseph Anglican church, in his country home, Ekpelu community in Ikwo LGA of the State. The reception also took place in the community primary school.