Editorials

All You Need to know about AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Kwara governor-elect

on

All You Need to know about AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Kwara governor-elect kikiotolu

Here is all you need to know about AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, the Governor elect of Kwara state.

He was elected as Governor of Kwara state on the platform of the All progressive Congress, APC, in a landslide victory.

According to the official results announced by INEC, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq polled 331,546 votes to emerge as the winner of the highly anticipated election.

His Peoples Democratic Party counterpart, Mr. Abdulrazaq Atunwa, polled 114,754 votes to emerge as the runner-up in the election.

Winning with a margin of 216,792 votes.

Abdul Rahman Abdul Razaq, who is now 59-years-old was born February 5, 1960, in Zaria, Nigeria.

He was born into the family of the first lawyer from the country’s northern region, AbdulGaniyu F. (AGF) Abdul Razaq (SAN) who holds the prominent traditional titles of Mutawalin Ilorin and Tafida of Zazzau (Zaria).

Abdul Rahman Abdul Razaq is married with children.

He made history at the age of 31 when he founded Nigeria’s first indigenous oil and gas trading companies, NOPA Oil Services and First Fuels. This was the first indigenous company to lift crude oil and petroleum products to the United States, Europe and Asia.

AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is a consultant to various multinational oil companies and governments including Ghana and Cote D’Ívoire.

His sibling has also held a political position in the past, his sister Senator Khairat Razaq-Gwadabe was the Senator representing the Federal Capital Territory from 1999 to 2003.

AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has also been in the political scene for quite some time now, he ran for the office of governor as the CPC candidate in Kwara State but lost to PDP’s Abdulfattah Ahmed in 2011.

In the 2015 General Elections, Abdul Rahman ran on the PDP ticket for the Kwara Central Senatorial Seat.

Read his full biography and life history here