Abakiliki: Hon. Nwoba Chika Nwoba, Ebonyi State Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP was on Monday invited by the Department of State Services (DSS) over the Biafran wedding cake he used for his wedding over the weekend.
Mr. Nwoba and his wife, Onyinyechi, at their wedding reception, which was held at St. Joseph Anglican church, in his country home, at Community Primary School, Ekpelu community in Ikwo LGA, Ebonyi State on Saturday, June 25, 2022, unveiled a cake designed in the colours of the defunct Biafra Republic.
Confirming his invitation by the DSS, Mr. Nwoba, in his verified Facebook wall on Monday night, wrote that the DSS had summoned him to appear in their Abakaliki office by 12 noon on Tuesday (today).
Nwoba wrote, “Got an 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.”
Speaking on the intention behind the cake, the Ebonyi PDP Spokesman stated that he did his wedding with a Biafra-styled cake as a show of solidarity with Biafra agitation.
According to him, every Igbo man no matter their political affiliations ought to embrace the struggle for the creation of Biafra.
“Some journalists while interviewing me about why our wedding cake wore a Biafran colour and logos, asked if security agents had invited me for questioning over it.
“I continue to reply that court only proscribed IPOB and not Biafra as an ideology. On that cake, no IPOB inscription was there. Wasn’t cut in the name of IPOB when it was about to be eaten. I am not a member of IPOB. Biafran colours have been in existence before the establishment of the IPOB.
“Biafra is an ideology. It’ll continue to be one until the Nigerian state begins to factor Ndigbo into the scheme of things in Nigeria. What I am against is the idea of pursuing Biafran state creation violently.
“All of us have to be alive to witness when the agitations will be led to rest either by way of getting the Nigeria system giving a sense of belonging to the South East or by actual creation of a new country the people can be proud to call theirs. That’s the intention behind that cake,” Nwoba wrote.
Political analysts and lawyers are of the opinion that Nwoba has not contravened any extant laws.