Presidency hints at attempt made to kill Junaid


Presidency on Sunday hinted that there was an attempt by late Military Head of state, Sani Abacha, to kill social critic cum politician, Dr. Mohammed Junaidu.

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The presidency hinted this in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu where it hit out at the ex-lawmaker, who was a member of the House of Representatives in the second republic following his regular diatribe against the Buhari led-government. ,

“It must be noted that President Buhari was not the only target of Junaidu’s personal vituperations, as former Presidents Shehu Shagari, Ibrahim Babangida, Olusegun Obasanjo,Umaru Yar’adua and Goodluck Jonathan, had all been victims of his jaundiced and malicious attacks. When it came to the late Sani Abacha, he tried it, but once he saw the prospect of elimination, he retreated.

“A cursory library search will reveal that this man has nurtured the habit of insulting every leader this country has produced in his time. Like a narcissist, he is just interested in grabbing headlines. Without publicity, Dr. Junaidu would probably give up on life.

“It is unfortunate that Junaidu Mohammed has been using his political retirement life to engage in insulting every President to grab the newspaper headlines, in addition to taking advantage of the gullibility of uncritical readers that don’t bother to subject him to facts-check.

“It is obvious that Dr. Junaidu appears be infected by pathological cynicism and these kinds of critics are toxic to national progress because they are only primarily interested in destroying every positive effort and achievements of the government,” the statement read in part.

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