Junaidu Mohammed: Nightfall for stormy petrel from the Sahel
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Cynicism. Nonchalance. Sarcasm. Belligerence. Dr. Junaid Mohammed brought all those to bear on his politics, as he stoutly spoke truth to power. He was constant and consistent in his interventions in national political discourse. He was a ready resource to journalists, especially when issues on Nigeria’s convoluted presidential democracy are involved.
His journey into Nigeria’s commentariat brought with it the search for an egalitarian society within a dysfunctional federation. Perhaps, on account of the fact that he was born in the Dala area of Kano, where the General Hospital is situated, Mohammed grew up and decided to study medicine in Russia.
Upon his return to Nigeria, he joined politics and decided to cast anchor with the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), the hot bed of social welfare political ideology in the region. It was on that platform that he emerged to represent the Dala Federal Constituency in the Second Republic’s House of Representatives.