Nigeria ex-vice-presidential candidate dies in isolation centre

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

Mohammed, a lawmaker in the second republic, died on Thursday Thursday night, February 18 at an isolation centre.

The actual cause of Junaid Mohammed’s death was not disclosed. But a family member who confirmed the incident to the publication however disclosed that the politician was not positive for COVID-19.

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.

A presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad who reacted to the news of the death prayed for God to grant the late politician rest.

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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