Junaid Mohammed, a Nigerian politician, who served as the vice-presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for the 2019 elections is dead.

As reported by the Cable, the lawmaker of the second republic, died on the 18th of February at an isolation centre.

A family member who confirmed the incident to the publication however disclosed that the politician was not positive for COVID-19.

Vanguard newspaper reported that the son of the late politician, Suleiman said his father died at the age of 73 after a brief illness that lasted for three days.

Junaid, a trenchant critic of the Buhari government, was a Soviet-trained medical doctor.

He said: ”Just saw it on Facebook that Dr. Junaid Mohammed has passed away. Oh Allah, people are dying in numbers these days, when our time comes, may Allah accept us, forgive our shortcomings and comfort our family and friends. Allah ya jikan Dr. Junaid Mohammed, Ya bawa iyalan sa hakuri.

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