Justice Isa Muhammad Dodo, The former Nigerian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, has said that zoning is undemocratic.
Speaking with reporters in Abuja on Monday, the former envoy noted that power shift or zoning should be scrapped after the 2023 general elections.
Dodo, however, demanded that power should shift to the South in 2023 for equity, fairness, and justice to be achieved.
Ahead of the forthcoming elections, Dodo urged Nigerians to elect leaders who believe in the unity of the country not someone with ethnic bias.
Dodo said, “Power shift is not democratic but because of the prevailing circumstance, the people who worked very hard for the inception of this administration should be considered and let the power shift to South for a while, but after that, let it die.
“In 2023, we must elect leaders who believe in the unity of the country not someone with ethnic bias. Whatever we want to do and who we will want to elect let us elect someone who believes in the unity of the country, someone that would ensure the people of this country live together without problems.”
Speaking further, Dodo noted that the insecurity challenge in the country required a political solution, urging governors and the local governments to work together.
Dodo also condemned prominent Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, for negotiating with the Federal Government on behalf of bandits.
He also slammed Gumi for asking the government to grant amnesty to bandits, opposing negotiations with bandits, kidnappers, and other criminals terrorizing the country.