Emir of Ilorin Delighted Over Atunwa’s Choice as PDP Governorship Candidate.
Written by Uthy on October 4, 2018
The Emir of Ilorin HRH Alhaji Dr. Ibrahim Sulu- Gambari CFR has expressed his delight over the choice of Rt. Hon. Razak Atunwa as the Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The Emir made this disclosure when he received Atunwa on Wednesday, who had come to solicit for his support and equally seek royal blessings.
Recall, that Atunwa on Monday, emerged as the Governorship candidate of the Kwara State Peoples Democratic Party ahead of the March 2, Governorship election.
Commenting on the choice of Atunwa, the Emir expressed his joy, describing Atunwa as an Illustrious son of the Emirate, with immense contribution.
He noted that Atunwa’s choice is a testament to the diversity of the Emirate. The Emir reiterated his commitment to the unity, cohesion and harmonious relation within the Emirate.
The Emir seized the moment to offer prayers to almighty God, asking God to grant Atunwa the exalted position.
49-year-old Razak Atunwa is the chairman, House Committee on Justice.
Atunwa, a Barrister at law, with specialization in criminal and international law.
Atunwa was appointed as the commissioner for Land and Housing in Kwara state in August 2005.
He served as the commissioner for information and home affairs (2006 – 2007), commissioner for works and transport (2007 – 2009) and commissioner for finance (2009 – 2010).
In 2011, he was elected into the Kwara state house of assembly to represent Owode/Onire Constituency of Kwara state on the (PDP) platform and was later unanimously elected speaker of the Assembly at the inauguration of the 7th legislature.
Asides from his law practice, Hon Atunwa, is also a licensed pilot certified in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.