Following the release of audio message by the Nigerian President, Nigerians has reacted with criticims. The pan Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has scolded President Muhammadu Buhari for tending to the country in Hausa dialect.
Buhari in his sallah message to Muslim faithfuls had addressed Nigerians in Hausa, a circumstance that has caused shock in the nation.
The Presidency had discharged the sound to expose report that Buhari was experiencing discourse hindrance.
Responding to the sound message by Buhari, Deputy Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chuks Ibegbu said Nigeria has plummeted to the level of a ‘Banana Republic.’
Tending to newsmen in Enugu, on Sunday, Ibegbu said the credibility of the sound message ought to be explored.
As indicated by Ibegbu, if the sound was observed to be valid, at that point there was a major issue.
He stated, “As a matter of first importance, we need to discover the veracity of the voice in light of the fact that in nowadays of innovation, a great deal of things can be cloned, including human voice.
“In any case, on the off chance that beyond any doubt Mr. President tended to Nigerians in a nearby dialect, it implies something isn’t right some place.
“I need to trust that the voice is not genuine, but rather on the off chance that it is Mr. President that really talked, at that point, it implies that we have slipped to the level of a Banana Republic.
“The Federal Government should tell Nigerians whether it is really Mr. President’s voice, or not.”
The Ohanaeze representative focused on that the address couldn’t have been implied for Nigerians on the off chance that it was conveyed in Hausa.
“Which message; message to who; in what dialect? Is Hausa our most widely used language? In the event that Mr. President needs to address us, he should converse with us in English, which is our most widely used language,” he said.