👤 Abdul Tukur, DENISAURUS News
Bishop Matthew Kukah, is one of the leading Nigerians to have paid homage to a former lawmaker, Junaidu Mohammed, who passed away this month.
Mr Mohammed, who was elected as a lawmaker on the party platform of the Peoples Redemption Party, PRP, in the second republic, passed away at 9.00 pm on Thursday (18 February, 2021).
According to a relative of the deceased, he had been sick for a while.
In an article, Bishop Kukah described the late politician as “a great patriot, a scintillating debater with a prescient mind.”
He stated that the ex lawmaker, a huge critic of President Muhammadu Buhari, “put aside a career in Medicine and opted for politics and life as a public intellectual. He gave a good account of himself.”
“For a society that thrives in ambiguity and dubiety, one can understand why the nation did not call him to national public office. He shot straight and often skirted on very thin ice. He was unwavering on his commitment that a new order could be created. He was a true son of Kano where, Ko da me ka zo, mun fi ka.
“He will sit snugly in the pantheon of the great Kano intellectuals who have contributed to shaping the quality of northern politics in particular and Nigeria in general: Aminu Kano, Tanko Yakassai, Abubakar Rimi, Sa’ad Zungur, Maitama Sule, Mudi Sipikin, Lamido Sanusi et al.
“While we bid him good night, the debate and the search for a nation that works for all of us continues.”