Rt. Hon. Razak Atunwa Olatunde is a top politician in Kwara state and one who has been active in the states political sphere for years now.
Here is the complete biography of Rt. Hon. Razak Atunwa, who is set to contest for the post of Governor of Kwara state under the platform of the Peoples Democratic party, PDP.
Personal details and profile of Barr. Razak Atunwa
Full Name: Hon. Razak Atunwa Olatunde
Political post: Honourable Member, House of Representatives (Nigeria)
Date of Birth: 17 October 1969 (48 years old)
Origin: Asa/Ilorin West, Kwara State
Political Party: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
Hon. Razak Atunwa biography – Early Life
Razak Atunwa was born on the 17th of October 1969, in Kwara state.
Up till now not much is known about the early life of Razak Atunwa. You can check back for updates in this section.
Hon. Razak Atunwa biography – Education
Hon. Razak Atunwa biography got his O’level certificate from the Immaculate Heart Secondary School.
The aspiring Governor of Kwara state holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (Hons) from the University of East London. He also has a Master of Laws degree, Public International Law (Lond) from the University of London.
Hon. Razak Atunwa biography – Law Career
He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in October 1994 by the Inner Temple Inns of Court.
As a barrister practising from Chambers in London, he specialised in criminal defense and international law cases. He has also appeared in a number of notable and high-profile cases.
Hon. Razak Atunwa biography – Political Career
Atunwa is an experienced politician despite his young age, in 2005 he moved to Nigeria to commence his political career.
He was subsequently appointed the Honourable Commissioner for Land and Housing of Kwara State. A year later in August 2006, he became Honourable Commissioner for Information and Home Affairs. In July 2007 he became Honourable Commissioner for Works and Transport. He was moved to the Ministry of Finance in November 2009.
In April 2011, Atunwa was elected into the Kwara State House of Assembly to represent Owode/Onire Constituency of Asa Local Government, Kwara State, Nigeria
On the 6th of June 2011, he was unanimously elected as Honourable Speaker of Kwara State House of Assembly.
Atunwa who had been a member of the PDP since his arrival renounced his membership to the party and formally announced his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on 22 January 2014.
Having contested in the 2015 Nigeria General Elections, he was elected to the national parliament as a Member of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly to represent Asa/Ilorin West Federal Constituency, under the APC.
Kwara 2019: Hon. Razak Atunwa biography – Emergence as PDP’s Governorship Candidate
On the 2nd of October 2018, Razak Atunwa emerged the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state.
Atunwa, polled 1,555 votes to beat his rival, a former governor of the state and serving senator, Alh Mohammed Sha’aba Lafiagi who scored 578 votes.
The conduct of the PDP governorship primaries, which started on Sunday, was declared inconclusive when the peaceful process was disrupted abruptly by some aggrieved delegates who alleged that the process was been manipulated.
The state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, thanked the state’s political leader, Dr. Bukola Saraki, for his wise counselling and purposeful leadership which, he said, had kept members of the PDP united in the state.
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