Ike Nnachi, Abakaliki
The Department of State Security Services (DSS) has cleared Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesperson in Ebonyi State, Chika Nwoba, following an investigation it launched over his ‘Biafran wedding cake’ saga.
Mr Nwoba had last Saturday during his wedding unveiled a cake which was designed with Biafran insignia including the flag and coat or arms of the defunct Republic.
The picture of the cake trended on social media at the weekend attracting wide spread attention including that of the DSS in the state which invited him to appear at its state headquarters yesterday (Tuesday).
Mr Nwoba while announcing the invitation said he has sympathy for Biafran agitation but was against violence of any kind being used by some of the agitators.
Nwoba, however, said that he did his wedding cake with Biafra insignia to show solidarity to the Biafra course.
According to him, every Igbo man no matter his 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 colors. I’m not against Biafra agitation, but I’m against going about it violently. I did it just to show my concern, ”he had 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.
Speaking to our Reporter on Wednesday, Mr Nwoba said the security agency has cleared him of any wrong doing after asking him some questions.
He said he was asked to go on Tuesday and return on Wednesday after which he was told he was free.
He said: “I went their yesterday and responded to their questions after which I was asked to go and come back today(Wednesday).
“I went back today and they said I am free to go that I have not done anything wrong. I just left their office some moments ago,” he said.
Mr Nwoba commended the DSS for the professional way they handled the matter stating that the officers who handled his matter were courteous and respectful towards him at all times.