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Junaid Mohammed is dead

Dr Junaid Mohammed, a member of the House of Representatives in the Second Republic is dead.

A family member confirmed his death in Kano last night.

He said the politician, now in his 70s, died in his home after a short illness.

His junior brother, Dr Ahmed Salik, was also quoted by several news outlets on Thursday night, confirming the death.

Junaid was a Soviet trained medical doctor.

He was elected into the House of Representatives in 1979.

Ohaneze blasts Junaid over statement on Nwodo

The President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo has reacted to the claims by Junaid Mohammed which said he (Nnia Nwodo) knelt down in 2001 before a group of Nothern politicians to beg to be made the President describing the comment as “mendacious and incendiary”.

In a press statement signed by Chief Emeka Attamah, the SA on Media to the PG on Media and Publicity, he described the claim as “as fallacious, as it is a tissue of lies and a figment of his obviously distorted imagination intended to cast aspersions on the person of Chief Nwodo.”

Chief Attamah maintained that, contrary to the claim that Chief Nwodo knelt down before any “phantom” group, “It is on record that it was Chief Nwodo who led the walk out at their national convention when the charade called election was skewed in favour of Muhammadu Buhari, against the zoning policy of the party.”

He went on to caution Dr. Junaid to desist from attempting to “sully the image of Chief Nwodo which Nigerians know remains unassailable.”

The statement read;

“Our attention has been drawn to a mendacious and incendiary interview granted to the press by Dr Junaid Mohammed purporting that the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, knelt down in 2001 before a group of northern politicians to beg to be made president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“The claim by Dr Junaid is as fallacious as it is a tissue of lies and a figment of his obviously distorted imagination intended to cast aspersions on the person of Chief Nwodo.

“While it is true that the President General was a presidential aspirant then under the ANPP, just like the current President, Muhammadu Buhari, and went round the country campaigning like others, at no time did he condescend to kneeling down to beg for favour from any group.

“Firstly, Dr Junaid and his group did not possess the singular capacity to make anybody a president. It required the collective mandate of his party then for him to emerge as their flag-bearer. It is on record that it was Chief Nwodo who led the walk out at their national convention when the charade called election was skewed in favour of Muhammadu Buhari, against the zoning policy of the party.

“Secondly, if there were parameters to determine a credible aspirant to be supported by the phantom kingmakers as Dr Junaid claimed, Chief Nwodo eminently qualified then to lead this country by stature, intellectual erudition and managerial competence.

“There is no gain saying the fact that if he had been given the opportunity to lead the country when he sought for it, Nigeria would not be in the sad state it is today, because both as an astute lawyer and economist, he would have enthroned equity, good governance and a focused and thriving economy all would be proud of.

“Therefore, for Dr Junaid Mohammed to want to denigrate the impeccable record of Chief Nwodo will not diminish his stature and person before those who already know his acclaimed competence and integrity.
Dr Junaid is an incurable irredentist and only seeking to revive a political revelance he no longer possesses.

“However, he will do well not to try to sully the image of Chief Nwodo which Nigerians know remains unassailable.”

Junaid Mohammed’s Vituperations On Ndigbo, Product of a Convoluted Mind- Aka Ikenga

Chief Goddy Uwazurike (KSM), President Emeritus of Aka Ikenga, has taken up Dr. Junaid Mohammed over his vituperations on Ndigbo.

Uwazurike in a release made available to DAILY INDEPENDENT said Junaid Mohammed has launched garbage attacks on Ndigbo in several publications as if he were at war with them.

He said that his latest attacks were against Ndigbo in general and Dr. Nnia Nwodo, the President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in particular, saying that Dr. Nwodo knelt down before him and some persons were a product of a convoluted mind.

Uwazurike, a lawyer and a delegate to the Centenary Conference of Nigeria, said, “Dr. Junaid Mohammed, my colleague at the National Conference of Nigeria 2014 and a former follower of the Aminu Kano school of thought, has once again demonstrated why he is referred to as a former follower of Mallam Aminu Kano.

“The penchant to say anything that will give publicity is well-known. The veracity of his story is always a bulwark against him. Dr. Junaid Mohammed has launched garbage attacks on Ndigbo in several publications as if he is at war with Ndigbo. He is not a presidential material nor is he a stakeholder in the affairs of Nigeria.

“The latest attacks are against Ndigbo in general and the President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in particular, stating that Ohanaeze President knelt down before him and some unknown persons is not only fatuous but also a product of a convoluted mind!”

He queried, “Is Dr. Junaid Mohammed a kingmaker? Is he also among the prophets? “

Uwazurike added, “Dr. Nnia Nwodo was a minister when Dr. Junaid Mohammed became a legislator for three months before General Muhammadu Buhari overthrew Shagari government. He then went back to school to study Law as a second degree. He became a minister again in 1998. Today, by the grace of God he is the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide.

“He did not kneel down before anybody to the position he is in. If he wants to contest for the presidency of this country, he knows what to do but going to politically washed-out persons will not be part of it.

“Of late Dr. Junaid Mohammed grabbed national attention when he exposed the parochial nature of the PMB government. Of late, he has been silent. Has the parochialism ended?

“Dr. Junaid and his associates, including the disgraced VC who explained after the Ahmadu Bello University tragedy years ago, that only four students died, have been very hysterical in pulling down the image of Ndigbo.”

He said that there was no doubt that they were doing a hatchet job.

“Only gullible people believe your campaign of calumny and of course the cabal that wants to rule Nigeria for 100 years. The recent attempts at pitching Igbo and Yoruba people against each other will fail because that method of propaganda is already hackneyed.”