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PDP Heightens Competition, Ready to Pay $90,000
Brian Ballard’s firm, is a top firm in the United States and the lobbyist for the president of the United States, Donald Trump has been called on by the PDP to achieve its aspirations in the coming elections.
Reports have disclosed that the contract signed on September 21, 2018, and running for a year show that PDP agreed to pay $90,000, approximately N31.5 million to Ballard Partners Inc on a monthly basis throughout the duration of the contract.
According to the reports, Osita Chidoka, a former minister of aviation, signed the contract on behalf of the PDP.
“This contract is entered into between the Peoples Democratic Party of Nigeria (“the client”), Plot l970 Michael Okpara Street, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja, and Ballard Partners, Inc (“the firm”), 601 13th Street NW, Suite 450N, Washington, D. C. 20005.
“This agreement shall automatically renew for successive one-year periods on the anniversary of the effective date of the agreement unless either party terminates the agreement. “Upon renewal this agreement may be terminated within thirty (30) days written notice by either party.
“Duties of the firm: It shall be the firm’s duty to consult with the client and advocate on its behalf those issues the client deems necessary and appropriate before the US federal government. Issues and objectives may include, but not be limited to, enhancement of US-Nigerian relations; strengthening and advancing democratic values and the rule of law in Nigeria, with a special focus in the coming months on maintaining political and security conditions free of intimidation and interference in order to ensure the success and fairness of Nigeria’s national election for president in 2019.
“It shall further be the Firm’s duty to inform the client of developments in legislation and policy relevant to the client’s issues and objectives.
“It shall be the client’s duty to provide the firm the information necessary to best represent the client. It shall also be the client’s duty to timely compensate the Firm for its services. “Compensation: The firm shall receive from the client $90,000 a month, payable in quarterly installments for this agreement, plus the reasonable costs associated with the representation, including but not limited to, necessary registration fees; and travel expenses,” the document showed,” was included in the report.