Atiku Pays $30,000 To American Lawyers To Lobby Trump Govt To Recognise Him As Nigeria’s President
The defeated presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is allegedly lobbying the United States of America to recognize him as the duly elected in Nigeria.
Atiku, who lost the 2019 presidential election to President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is, according to a report by the Centre for Responsive Politics (CRP), lobbying the US through two lawyers in Washington DC.
The research group dedicated to tracking money in US politics and its effects on elections and public policy, on Monday, April 8, said: “Enlisting the assistance of two high-powered Washington, D.C. lawyers, a Nigerian presidential candidate is looking for help in his legal challenge after his election loss.”
To achieve this, the report said Atiku made a payment of $30,000 for a 90-day contract, according to a FARA filing accessed using the Center for Responsive Politics’ Foreign Lobby Watch, on March 24, which showed that former Justice Department official Bruce Fein and his firm Fein & DelValle PLLC registered as foreign agents on Abubakar’s behalf.
The report added that Fein would be joined in the effort by W Bruce DelValle, who is a rights activist.
Source – saharareporters