Junaid Mohammed, a second republic lawmaker and fierce critic of the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, has died at the age of 71.
A close associate of the deceased confirmed to CHECKPOINTCHARLEY that Junaid, who was the Vice-Presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party in the last election, died in his home state of Kano on Thursday.
He however could not confirm speculations that he died of coronavirus complications.
The deceased would be remembered for his sincere comments on national issues.
Junaid who studied medicine in the defunct United Socialist Soviet Republics, in the 1970s, served in the House of Representatives during the 2nd Republic until the National Assembly was dissolved by the Muhammadu Buhari-led military junta in 1983.
He was a founding member of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) in 1976 led the late Aminu Kano.
Mohammed served as the National Deputy Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the North-West.
In 2018, Donald Duke, presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), picked him as his running mate for the 2019 election.