Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to passionately look into the resurgence of insecurity in the South-East region.
This is even as the former Abia State Governor said the situation, currently, cannot be solved politically, but through pacification of the people of the Southeast.
Kalu who spoke in an interactive session with journalists at the National Assembly on Wednesday, urges President Muhammadu Buhari to set up a committee to interact with the aggrieved.
The senator representing Abia North Senatorial district, insisted that President Buhari as a father of the nation should look into the grievances of the people of the Southeast with passion.
He said; “My position has always been that Buhari is the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and he is a father. As a father, the President should look passionately towards that Southeast.
“There is nothing special about people not being listened to. Buhari is the president of Nigeria. The problem can be solved not by political means and the South East governors should do more than they require. I was a governor and not just a senator. Governors should interact more with the people, as it’s not just the work of the President.
“Our governors should do more, the President being the father of the nation. They might have some good children, some bad children. In the kingdom of a.King, you may have all kinds of people, so I want the President to look passionately into that area.
“Let him look back as a father of the nation and see how he can set up a small Committee and pacify the area, because this country needs unity more than anything that we needed.
“Without unity, those who are planning to run for House of Assembly election, Senatorial election and Presidential election are going nowhere. So it’s a thing that the president as a father and the people of the Southeast should sort themselves out.”
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