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Road to 2023: Top Socialite, Raymond Taiwo Joins Reps Race! – Naijanewsdirect

  By: Tunde Ogunmola  As the road to the 2023 general elections intensifies, one of Nigeria’s high-flying socialites and fledgling politicians, Prince Rahmon Taiwo, popularly known in social circles as Raymond ‘Dokpesi,’ has joined the fray of politicians who want to compete for honours in the coming polls.   As a business mogul and real estate investor, Prince Rahmon Taiwo, whose foray into the murky waters of politics did not come as a surprise, made good his age long desire and intention of venturing into the esoteric world of politics. Although, he’s a famous socialite, he is, at the same time not alien to the politics of his area. He was born into politics just like his late father, Alhaji Taiwo used to be an active politician in his hey days. In fact, he was the first chairman of Mushin Local Government area of Lagos state. Born and bred in the same community where his father governed at the grassroots level, Prince Rahmon Taiwo has decided to take a shot at the House of Representatives seat of Mushin Constituency 2 under the platform of All Progressives Congress, (APC.)   Sources revealed to Naijanewsdirect that as a Mushin born and brought up, Prince Rahmon Taiwo strongly believes he has what it takes to change the narratives in terms of developments and bringing dividends of democracy to the residents of the community. To realize his dream, the light-complexioned socialite-cum-politician, as you are reading this, Raymon has picked up his expression of interest and nomination forms and he’s raring to go.

Resist Political Manipulation, Atiku Urges EFCC – Naijanewsdirect

  Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to resist what he described as political manipulation. Atiku’s call is in response to the acquittal of a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Raymond Dokpesi, by the Federal Court of Appeal in Abuja. Dokpesi was prosecuted by the EFCC in connection with the alleged ₦ 2.1 billion money laundering charges brought against him over the arms contracts under former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki. The court, however, quashed the charges on Thursday in a unanimous judgment of a three-man panel of judges led by Justice Williams-Daudu. But Atiku in a statement he personally signed on Friday expressed his joy and solidarity over the incident, saying he was elated with the outcome of the trial. The ex-Vice President said the court judgement “revealed the truth about the lopsided nature of the anti-corruption policy of the Buhari administration.” According to him, “the entire anti-corruption trials appear to be focused on opposition politicians, thereby casting doubts on the credibility of the anti-graft agency.” He recalled that during the 2019 presidential election, the EFCC focused its time and resources on harassing and arraigning aides of opposition politicians, lamenting that it was indifferent to how members of the ruling party were financing their campaigns. The former PDP presidential candidate noted that even members of the international community are now coming to terms with the reality that the anti-corruption crusade is not impartial, and that the government is now using the anti-corruption policy to contrive charges against those they want to use to advance certain political objectives. While noting that he was impressed with the appointment of Abdul Rasheed Bawa as EFCC chairman, Atiku asked him to learn from the mistakes of his predecessors. “As a young man of great intellect and confidence, I’m confident that you are