Senator Chukwuka Utazi has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to change the way he addresses the people of the south-east region.
The lawmaker representing Enugu North , made the call on Tuesday during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today, saying the President’s language to the Igbos is not good.
As part of measures to fix the worsening insecurity in the region, Utazi advised Buhari to engage the stakeholders to address whatever grievances that may be on.
“I want to tell you that Mr President has the magic wand. His attitude, language to the South-East, he has to change it,” the lawmaker said in reaction to the way forward on the agitations in the region. The temperature is high. The way he talks down on our people is not good.”
When asked if an Igbo presidency in 2023 would fix the problem, the senator neither confirmed nor opposed it.
He said, “I have said it times without number that changing the Hausa-Fulani cap with red cap does not address the issue.
“There are fundamental things you need to address. He has to come out and address the Igbos in the language they understand.”
The senator added that Buhari is a president of every Nigerian, including the Igbo-speaking people, adding that once he devotes time to addressing the easterners, the agitations would come to an end.