Former Lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed dies at 71.

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The Northern Elders’ Forum, in a condolence message signed by its spokesperson, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, showered encomiums on the deceased.

Junaid Mohammed, a fierce critic of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, has died at the age of 71.

Mohammed was a member of House of Representatives in the Second Republic and the vice presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party in Nigeria’s last presidential elections.

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An eldest son to the desease, Sulaimon Junaid Mohammad confirmed his father died at his residence in Kano after a brief illness.

He will be buried Friday morning at Farm center Cementry in Turaini, a family source said.

The Northern Elders’ Forum, in a condolence message signed by its spokesperson, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, showered encomiums on the deceased.

The forum described Mohammed as an outstanding medical doctor who carved an irreplaceable path as a politician who combined principled activism with ideological politics.

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“He had been a key player in the nation’s political fortunes and was always involved in nurturing the democratic process,” Baba-Ahmed said. “He had served in the House of Representatives 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 for a new of life for our country.”

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