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.
â€œI 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.â€
When asked if an Igbo presidency in 2023 would fix the problem, the senator neither supported or opposed it.
â€œI have said it times without number that changing the Hausa-Fulani cap with red cap does not address the issue.
â€œThere are fundamental things you need to address. He has to come out and address the Igbos in the language they understand.â€
Maintaining thatÂ Buhari is a president of every NigerianÂ including the Igbo-speaking people, he stated that once he devotes time to addressing the easterners, the agitations would come to an end.