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2023 presidency: Atiku, Tinubu’ll govern Nigeria better than Buhari – Junaid Mohammed
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2023 presidency: Atiku, Tinubu’ll govern Nigeria better than Buhari – Junaid Mohammed

Junaid Mohammed, Second Republic lawmaker, has said both Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Atiku Abubakar, ex-Nigerian Vice President would govern the country better than President Muhammadu Buhari. Mohammed said both Tinubu and Atiku has the capacity to govern Nigeria better than Buhari. Speaking with DAILY POST, the former lawmaker said both the APC and the PDP chieftains were not nepotistic while in government. Mohammed lamented that Buhari’s appointments has the imprints of those around him. According to Mohammed: “The problem will be if PDP put him forward, the strength he has in the party now is not what he had during the party’s convention in Port Harcourt. “Two, it’s an open secret that Tinubu is desirous of contesting the 2023 p...
Nigeria Will Never Know Peace If Buhari, APC Remain In Power – Junaid Mohammed
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Nigeria Will Never Know Peace If Buhari, APC Remain In Power – Junaid Mohammed

Second Republic lawmaker, Dr. Mohammed Junaid, has said that as long as President Muhammadu Buhari and All progressives Congress, APC, are in power, Nigeria will never know peace. According to him, the task of governing the country is beyond President Buhari. Dr. Junaid stated this while reacting to the weekend killings of over 43 persons in Zabarmari in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State. Mohammed Junaid said: “I think Nigerians by now must have been sick and tired of the story of the massacre of innocent people in North-East, particularly in Borno State. “And certainly, Nigerians cannot pretend to be unaware of the bandits in North-West, particularly Zamfara, Katsina, Sokoto and Kaduna states. “So any attempt by Buhari, this lousy government to pretend that they we...
Obaseki’s Victory Shouldn’t Be Seen As Humiliation Of Tinubu – Junaid Mohammed
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Obaseki’s Victory Shouldn’t Be Seen As Humiliation Of Tinubu – Junaid Mohammed

Dr. Junaid Mohammed, elderstatesman and Second Republic lawmaker on Thursday said the defeat suffered by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate in the Edo governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu shouldn’t be seen as a humiliation of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the party’s National Leader. The election was won by Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 307,955 votes against Ize-Iyamu’s 223,619 votes. Four days to the election, Tinubu had made a broadcast to Edo people, asking them to reject Obaseki on Saturday, alleging that the Edo governor has been undemocratic since he was first elected in 2016. However, speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Junaid said Tinubu as a politician has a right to choose any candidate that will ...
Insecurity: Adeboye Can’t Pretend Not To Know What Is Happening – Junaid Mohammed
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Insecurity: Adeboye Can’t Pretend Not To Know What Is Happening – Junaid Mohammed

Junaid Mohammed, elder-statesman and Second Republic lawmaker on Wednesday said Pastor Enoch Adeboye cannot claim he is ignorant of developments in President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration with one of his protege, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as the number two man in the country. Adeboye had led a protest last Sunday against mindless killings in the country where he carried a placard and called for an end to bloodshed in the country. The cleric stressed that whether a Christian or a Muslim, “every life is precious to God.” Shortly before the walk against insecurity, Adeboye, who said every soul lost to insurgency was precious to God, prayed that evildoers in the country should be exposed. Reacting to the protest, Junaid in a chat with Daily Independent said “I don’t like talking ...
Igbo Political Leaders Haven’t Learnt Any Lesson From Civil War – Junaid Mohammed
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Igbo Political Leaders Haven’t Learnt Any Lesson From Civil War – Junaid Mohammed

Junaid Mohammed, elder statesman and Second Republic House of Representatives member in this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI, speaks on latest developments in the polity especially the recent Supreme Court rulings, lessons from Nigerian Civil war and other issues. Excerpts: The Federal Government and the six governors of South West states last week agreed to formalise the South West Security Network, Operation Amotekun. What is your perspective on this? In politics, there is always the possibility of give and take. If there is mutual understanding among political actors, the sooner they come together, understand and address the concerns of what is agitating their minds, the better. This meeting between the governors and the Vice- President should have come much earlier before th...
Juniad Muhammed Warns Of Imminent Civil War Over Amotekun
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Juniad Muhammed Warns Of Imminent Civil War Over Amotekun

In this interview, Second Republic lawmaker and elder statesman, Junaid Muhammed, said Amotekun is politically motivated and a ploy for secession by the Southwest Recently, governors of Southwest states came together to set up a security outfit called Amotekun to check insecurity in their region. This comes as the national security architecture seems overwhelmed, but the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, said it is unconstitutional. What is your take? First and foremost, a line has been drawn among most conscientious and not reasonable Nigerians. A line has been drawn on the question of the desire or otherwise of what people call state police. The agitation for state police started from the Southwest. It was purely political; it had ...
Emir Sanusi Asked To Be Osinbajo’s VP When Buhari Was Sick – Junaid Mohammed
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Emir Sanusi Asked To Be Osinbajo’s VP When Buhari Was Sick – Junaid Mohammed

Junaid Mohammed, a second republic lawmaker, says Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano, lobbied for the position of vice-president when President Muhammadu Buhari was hospitalised in London. Osinbajo presided over the country when Buhari treated an undisclosed ailment in London in 2017. Speaking with TheInterview, Mohammed said the emir asked Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to consider him for the nation’s number two position in the event that the president dies. The former lawmaker also alleged that Sanusi met with some south-west leaders to canvass support for a presidential candidate aside Buhari. “Once Buhari was sick, very sick in England, he went to Osinbajo, this current Emir Sanusi; he was sure that Buhari was going to die. And if Buhari dies, he would like Osinbajo to ...
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My First Wife Is An Igbo Woman, I Don’t Hate Igbos – Junaid Mohammed

Junaid Mohammed, elder statesman and Second Republic lawmaker on Tuesday said he doesn’t dislike Igbos as being erroneously claimed by some Nigerians based on his views on certain political issues. Speaking with Daily Independent, Junaid Mohammed said those accusing him of hate speech for saying he will not endorse an Igbo man for Presidency are free to charge him to court. “If they like let them take me to court. I said I will not support them on the grounds they are canvassing.” “They are saying they should be made President of Nigeria because they are Igbos. And I said no. They need to elevate the Presidency of Nigeria to a higher level rather than just making it a matter of tribal, cultural, or religious convenience”. “Many people don’t know that I have a daughter who h...
Why Nnamdi Kanu Should Be Arrested If He Steps Into Nigeria – Junaid Mohammed
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Why Nnamdi Kanu Should Be Arrested If He Steps Into Nigeria – Junaid Mohammed

Elder statesman and the Second Republic lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed on Wednesday said the Federal Government should ignore the condition given by Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for returning to the country. Kanu who recently lost his mother, Ugoeze Nnenne Kanu and is seeking to return to Nigeria for the funeral had said that he was ready to face trial if his safety would be guaranteed by the court. However, speaking in a chat, Junaid said Kanu who committed a criminal offence by jumping bail has no right to give the federal government any condition for his return to the county to face trial. “First and foremost, who is he? What is IPOB itself? One, he jumped bail which is a criminal offence. Now he is saying his mother is dead and he mus...
‘Igbos Can Go To Hell If Denied 2023 Presidency, Nobody Will Beg Them’ – Junaid Mohammed
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‘Igbos Can Go To Hell If Denied 2023 Presidency, Nobody Will Beg Them’ – Junaid Mohammed

Elder statesman and Second Republic lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed, on Tuesday said the Igbos are free to carry out their threats of secession if denied the Presidency in 2023. He admonished politicians from the South-Eastern part of the country who are nursing the idea of becoming President in 2023 to perish the thought. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Junaid said currently the South -East has not put forward a credible person who is qualified to lead Nigeria. ” I challenge Igbos to secede if they are denied Presidency in 2023. If they don’t secede, let them go to hell. They have tried secession before but they were defeated and failed and they lost over one million people”. “If they want to secede again because of 2023 politics, they are more than welcome. You think any...
Osinbajo’s Loyalists Should Stop Raising False Alarm – Junaid Mohammed
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Osinbajo’s Loyalists Should Stop Raising False Alarm – Junaid Mohammed

Junaid Mohammed, a Second Republic lawmaker on Wednesday said loyalists of Vice- President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo should desist from raising false alarm over an alleged rift between Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari. “Osinbajo has performed for the country and for Buhari because of the President’s physical infirmity since he became president. Osinbajo could not have carried out those roles without the permission and authority of the President, his boss. If there is anything wrong in the course of doing his job, it is the responsibility of the President and not the media to call him to order”. “If the two most important people in the country have a problem between themselves which I don’t believe they have, it is the duty of the party to resolve any issues they have”. ”But ...
Nnamdi Kanu Can Be Extradited To Nigeria – Junaid Mohammed
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Nnamdi Kanu Can Be Extradited To Nigeria – Junaid Mohammed

Elder statesman and Second Republic federal lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed, has said Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) can be extradited to Nigeria to answer for some of his crimes against the country. Speaking in a chat with INDEPENDENT, Junaid, however, said the extradition should be done in accordance with the laws of the country where Kanu is currently hiding. He also warned against an attempt to abduct him like Umaru Dikko, a former Minister of Transportation. “He can be extradited to Nigeria to be dealt with if it can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt,” he said.
“Withdraw Your Threat On IPOB,” – Fani-Kayode To Junaid Mohammed
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“Withdraw Your Threat On IPOB,” – Fani-Kayode To Junaid Mohammed

Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has urged a second Republic lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed, to withdraw his threat on the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Mohammed had threatened that IPOB members would pay with their blood if they attempt to attack President Muhammadu Buhari in Japan. “IPOB will pay with their blood if they attempt an attack on Buhari,” he said. The group’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu, had on Saturday called on Biafrans to ‘arrest’ and ‘disgrace’ Buhari when he arrives Japan for the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) holding in the City of Yokohama from August 28 to 30. In several tweets on Wednesday, Mr Fani-Kayode said Mohammed’s threat shows that Nigeria is on the “brink of a terrible conflagration which could be...
IPOB Will Pay With Their Blood If They Attempt Attack On Buhari – Junaid Mohammed
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IPOB Will Pay With Their Blood If They Attempt Attack On Buhari – Junaid Mohammed

Elderstatesman and Second Republic lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed on Tuesday said members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) will pay with their bloods if they attempt to launch an attack on President Muhammadu Buhari in Japan. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent Junaid however described the threat of the group as ‘shakara’ saying they lack the means, arms and personnel to carry out their threats.
No Army Can Stop Yorubas When They Are Ready To Fight – Yinka Odumakin
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No Army Can Stop Yorubas When They Are Ready To Fight – Yinka Odumakin

Yinka Odumakin, National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere on Wednesday said no army can suppress Yorubas when they have chosen to fight as a last resort. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Daily Independent, Odumakin was responding to a claim by Junaid Mohammed, a Second Republic lawmaker who said Afenifere leaders will be the first to flee when war starts in Nigeria. Odumakin said Yorubas are civilised people who engaged in all forms of dialogue but will choose war as a last resort. “Alhaji Junaid Mohammed is a very educated man. I know him very well and we have sat together for discussions. He is a very brilliant mind but he is talking like an ignorant person. Yorubas will run for war? The last civil war they created in Biafra, who are the people who won the war? Benjam...
Afenifere Tackles Junaid Mohammed Over Noise Makers’ Comment
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Afenifere Tackles Junaid Mohammed Over Noise Makers’ Comment

THE pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, yesterday, berated a Second Republic lawmaker, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, for describing leaders of the group as noisemakers. Mohammed, in an interview with a national newspaper (not Vanguard), had accused some leaders of Afenifere of making provocative statements. He said the Yoruba leaders learned no lesson from the Biafran war, describing them as “noisemakers” who will be the first to flee if war breaks out. But Afenifere’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, described Mohammed’s remarks as unfortunate, saying “Dr. Junaid Mohammed is the greatest noise maker from Arewa land.” Odumakin said: “What is so pathetic is that his house is not rhythmic. He shouts here today and blows there tomorrow. He makes all manner...
I Will Rather Have Tinubu As President Than Igbo Man – Junaid Mohammed
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I Will Rather Have Tinubu As President Than Igbo Man – Junaid Mohammed

Junaid Mohammed, a Second Republic lawmaker at the weekend said he will throw his weight behind Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) if he decides to contest the presidency in 2023. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Junaid said he will rather have Tinubu to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari than any of the candidates in the South East. He said ” If Tinubu wants to be the President of Nigeria and he asks for my advice, I will say go ahead because I will rather have Tinubu as President than have some of the people in the South-East who are ambitious and want to blackmail Nigeria into ceding power to them”. “I know that no matter what happens, even if Tinubu were to be drunk, he will be a better President than Goodlu...
New Kano Emirates: Ganduje Has Done Right Thing – Junaid Mohammed
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New Kano Emirates: Ganduje Has Done Right Thing – Junaid Mohammed

Second Republic Lawmaker, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, has applauded Kano Government for responding to the yearning and aspirations of the natives and splitting sprawling Kano Emirate into more. Mohammed, who spoke with Vanguard last night, said the governor of the state, Ganduje, has done no wrong by taking the bold initiative to respond to the age-long desire of the majority of the people of Kano. “If the governor does not create Emirates, who will do so,” the politician asked rhetorically when confronted with the question whether Ganduje was right in the first place to dismember Kano Emirate and appoint new Emirs. “Governor Ganduje is simply responding to the age-long and popular demand of the people of the state and he should be applauded for this bold and courageous action, which h...
Oshiomhole, Tinubu Under Fire For Position On Ahmed Lawan, Femi Gbajabiamila
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Oshiomhole, Tinubu Under Fire For Position On Ahmed Lawan, Femi Gbajabiamila

Second Republic government administrator, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, has said that while the All Progressives Congress, APC, reserved the option to indicate unmistakable fascination for those trying to lead the National Assembly, the domineering stance of its pioneers was a mood killer. Talking with Sunday Telegraph, Mohammed said the articulations of the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, on the authority struggle in the National Assembly depicted him as somebody who did not comprehend party initiative. As indicated by Mohammed, while the gathering reserved a privilege to request the steadfastness of its individuals chose into the National Assembly, its pioneers must learn not to make imprudent articulations on the issue. He stated, “I concede that as a result of what happened l...
Go Home And Rest, After Failing Nigerians Woefully, Junaid Tells Buhari
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Go Home And Rest, After Failing Nigerians Woefully, Junaid Tells Buhari

Second Republic lawmaker, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, yesterday, pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to take a dignified exit from governance and return home to take care of his troubling health and save Nigeria from further woes arising from his inability to hold the country together. He said avoidable skirmishes between herdsmen and farmers had heightened across the country under Buhari’s leadership and could escalate in the years ahead if Buhari continues as president of the country beyond 2019. Junaid Mohammed Mohammed, who claims to be one of the closest northern leaders to Buhari, accused the president of losing focus of giving Nigerians a purposeful leadership as a result of paying priority attention to the interest and welfare of family members and friends than the wellbeing of ...
Obasanjo’s Statement: How Buhari Insulted Nigerians With Response – Junaid Muhammed
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Obasanjo’s Statement: How Buhari Insulted Nigerians With Response – Junaid Muhammed

A Second Republic lawmaker, Dr Junaid Muhammed, has noted that the response provided by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s statement did not account for corruption in the current administration.   Muhammed described the response as “uncharitable and an insult to the intelligence of Nigerians.”   Fielding questions from Punch, the former lawmaker said Buhari had failed to address the main issues especially that of nepotism, raised by the former president.   He said, “The so- called response is a collective insult to the intelligence of Nigerians. A man like Obasanjo cannot be said by the Federal Government to be too busy to notice what is being done by the government.   “This can never be a ...
Muhammadu Buhari In Danger Over 2019 Election – Junaid Mohammed
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Muhammadu Buhari In Danger Over 2019 Election – Junaid Mohammed

A Second Republic lawmaker, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, has told President Muhammadu Buhari that he (Buhari) is walking towards failure ahead of 2019 presidential election. Speaking with Vanguard, Mohammed noted that the president had not helped matters by not building his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the national and state levels. According to the former lawmaker, instead of building the party, the president had rather positioned his family and friends around him to shape his politics. He said, “No successful party, if you look at history, had been able to survive a major crisis from within its ranks and this is what we are seeing in the APC today. “APC was formed in a hurry and the structures were not put well in place. You have to spend a lot of time to build the p...
Quit Notice: Fed Govt’s Silence Fuelling Drum Beat Of War – Junaid
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Quit Notice: Fed Govt’s Silence Fuelling Drum Beat Of War – Junaid

Second Republic lawmaker, Junaid Muhammad, has said the federal government is fuelling the drums of war through its silence in tackling groups making inflammatory statements. Muhammad made the remark while speaking at a public lecture organised by the Mumbayya House, with a theme, “Electoral Democracy and Integrity in Nigeria, Reflections on INEC Transformation 2011-2015″ in Kano. He said: “I must make it clear that lack of brutal frankness on the part of government, when it comes to national issues, appeared to be fuelling these drumbeats of war.” Recall that the spokesperson of the Northern Coalition group, Coalition of Northern Youths, CNY, Abdulaziz Suleiman, had ordered Igbos to vacate the region in three months. Speaking last week Tuesday, Suleiman had said the entire Nor...