Senator Chukwuka Utazi has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to change the way he addresses people of the south-east region.
The lawmaker representing Enugu North senatorial district in the National Assembly made the call during an interview on Channels Television on Tuesday October 5.
Noting that a stable Nigeria is best for the Igbos, Utazi alleged that Buhari talks down on people from the South-East. He advised the Nigerian leader to engage 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 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 supported or opposed it.
“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.”
Maintaining that Buhari is a president of every Nigerian including the Igbo-speaking people, he stated that once he devotes time to addressing the easterners, the agitations would come to an end.