Ex-lawmaker Junaid Mohammed is dead at 71

Obinwannem News Ex-lawmaker Junaid Mohammed is dead at 71

Former lawmaker Mohammed Junaid, a fierce critic of federal government policy, is dead.

Muhammad Junaid, was a politician in the Second Republic; member of the House of Representatives, the vice presidential candidate of the social Democratic party in Nigeria’s last presidential elections, and also a founding member of People’s Redemption Party in 1976 – led by late Aminu Kano.

The deceased eldest son, Sulaiman Junaid Mohammed, confirmed his father died at 71. According to him, his father died after a brief illness, which lasted for three days .

A condolence message from the Northern Elders Forum, signed by its spokesperson, Dr Hakeem Baba Ahmed, described Mohammed as an outstanding medical doctor who carved an irreplaceable path, and a politician who combined principle activism with idealogical politics .

“He had been a key player in the nations political fortunes and was always involved in nuturing Democratic process,” Baba Ahmed said.

“He served in the house of representative in the second republic.

“His outstanding intellect was always available to the north and Nigeria, and he died at a moment when he was deeply involved in the search of a new life for our country.”

“The burial will take place Friday morning, at Farm Centre Cementary in Turuni,” a family source said.

Lolo Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News

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