“Talk To Us In English” – Ohanaeze Ndigbo Blasts Buhari For Addressing Nigerians In Hausa
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has expressed its disappointment in the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari after his Hausa voice note to Nigerians.
The group, in a statement signed by ts publicity secretary, Chuks Ibegbu, berated the president for addressing the nation in Hausa language noted that the president has brought the nation to yet another low standard.
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo noted that Nigeria has descended to the level of a ‘Banana Republic’.
Speaking in Enugu on Sunday, Ibegbu noted that the authenticity of the message purported to be the president’s voice should be investigated.
He further added that if the audio was not found to be authentic then the country is in a big problem.
“First of all, we have to ascertain the veracity of the voice because in these days of technology, a lot of things can be cloned, including human voice.
“But if it is true that Mr. President addressed Nigerians in a local language, it means something is wrong somewhere.
“I want to believe that the voice is not real, but if it is Mr. President that actually spoke, then, it means that we have descended to the level of a Banana Republic.
“The Federal Government should tell Nigerians whether it is actually Mr. President’s voice, or not.”
“Which message; message to who; in what language? Is Hausa our lingua franca? If Mr. President wants to address us, he should talk to us in English, which is our lingua franca.”