Renowned Kano Politician, Junaid Mohammed Dies At 73


Renowned Kano Politician, Junaid Mohammed Dies At 73Junaid Mohammed, a renowned Kano state politician and social critic, has died at 73.

He was a Second Republic member of the House of Representatives under People’s Redemption Party (PRP).

His son, Suleiman Mohammed, who confirmed the death on Thursday night, said his father, who took ill about three days ago, died at his residence in Kano around 10pm.

He trained as Medical Doctor in the Soviet Union and specialized afterward in the United Kingdom as a neurosurgeon.

Before his death, Junaid was one of the founding members of People’s Redemption Party (PRP) in 1976 under the leadership of the late Aminu Kano.

In October 2018, he was selected as running mate to Donald Duke, presidential candidate of SDP.

He also served as the national deputy chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the north-west.

The late elder statesman was known to be very outspoken about political matters, and usually spared no words in his criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

In one of his recent interviews before his death, he had accused Buhari of not basing appointments on merit.

The former lawmaker was responding to a comment by Matthew Kukah, Catholic bishop of Sokoto. Kukah had accused Buhari of nepotism.

Mohammed agreed with the bishop’s comment, stating that the president had favoured certain sections of the country over others.

May his soul rest in peace.

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