It was a moment of mild controversy for those attending the wedding ceremony of Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of Ebonyi State, Mr. Nwoba Chika Nwoba, last Saturday, as the celebrant styled his Wedding cake with Biafra logo, color and flag.
The ceremony took place at the Anglican Church of St. Joseph in Ekpelu, while the reception was held at the parish primary school in Ekpelu, his Land, took place at Home, in Ikwo County, Ebonyi State.
Nwoba and his wife cut the cake in front of their guests at the wedding reception.
The cake was designed in black, red and green because it features the coat of arms and flag of the defunct Republic of Biafra.
The three colors of black, Red and green are widely known in Nigeria to represent the defunct Republic of Biafra. It also has insignia of a rising sun.
Remember that since the federal government outlawed the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) one of the leading Igbo groups is Everyone , who is campaigning for a break with the Nigerian state, is usually arrested by Nigerian security agents and charged with terrorism.
In a phone conversation with Mr Nwoba, on Sunday, he said he made his wedding cake with Biafra insignia as a sign of solidarity with the Biafra agitation.
According to him, every Igbo man, regardless of his political affiliation, should fight for the Accept creation of Biafra.
However, he said he does not support the violent agitation in Biafra.
“I have it actually done to convey a message that we are independent of our politi still have the interests of the Igbo nation at heart. It is meant to show my love and commitment to making sure the gospel for creating an Igbo-extracted country bears fruit.
“Well, I’m a fan of the Biafra Agitation. That’s why I said ok, to contribute to the Biafra fight I have to bake my cake and give it Biafra colors. I’m not against the Biafra agitation, but I’m against it being violent. I just did it to show my concern,” he said.
Whether he was invited by any security agency during his wedding to promote Biafra agitation, said Nwoba, no one invited him and found that security agents were there during his wedding and saw the cake.
The wedding ceremony was attended by political weights inside and outside the PDP.