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.
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.
“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.”