A Nigerian Second Republic lawmaker, and staunch critic of the Muhammadu Buhari administration, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, is reported to have died on Thursday night at the age of 73.
His younger brother, Ahmad Salik, confirmed to journalists that the politician died after a brief illness at his Lamido Crescent residence in Kano.
Mr Mohammed’s funeral prayer was scheduled for Friday at the Farm Centre graveyard in Tarauni quarters in the Kano municipal.
Dr. Mohammed who was a vocal public affairs commentator, was also the vice Chairman of the Social Democratic Party and its vice-presidential candidate in the 2019 presidential election.
He was a Soviet Union-trained medical doctor, he practised and taught medicine before he joined politics and became a member of the House of Representatives under the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) of the Second Republic.
He spoke regularly on political issues and was always blunt in expressing his views, he was an anti-corruption crusader and an advocate of good governance.