The Presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, Mr Donald Duke, in consultation with the Party has chosen Dr Junaid Mohammed as his running- mate in the Presidential election 2019.
He was born in Dala, Kano city, on April 12 1950. He trained as a medical doctor at the Kharkov Medical Institute, USSR ( the former Soviet Union) graduating in 1976with First Class Honours with distinction in all subjects.
Dr Junaid Mohammed is a well known academic and on the political scene as a political warhorse/ firebrand. He has served in several capacities at both the federal and state levels; including the House of Representatives 1979- 1984.
Dr Mohammed was a founding member of the PRP in 1976 under the leadership of the late Mallam Aminu Kano and was until his nomination the SDP National Deputy Chairman for the North-West.
Dr Junaid Mohammed brings to the SDP presidential ticket, geopolitical reach and acceptance, and in-depth the knowledge of Nigerian politics.
Donald Duke was involved in an internal party crisis regarding his eligibility to run for the position of the Presidency under the SDP which was constitutionally zoned to the North.