Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, the Chief Whip of the Senate, has condemned the resurgence of insecurity in Igboland, describing it as unfortunate.
He stated that the problem was not above a dialogue that could bring back peace and calm in the zone.
Kalu maintained that the problem cannot be tackled politically, but via pacification of the Igbos, saying that a committee needed to be constituted to interface with some angry groups.
Kalu made this known as he was speaking with newsmen on Wednesday at the National Assembly during an interactive session.
He added that as the father of the nation, the President ought to look into the grievances of the Igbos with passion.
He similarly advised South East Governors not to fail to do what they could do to make sure there was peace.
The former Abia Governor said that security should not be left in the hands of the President alone.
According to Kalu: ” 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. “