Dr. Bwala Sues APC, Chairman Over Debt Of N125M
Daniel Bwala, the spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate in the last election, Atiku Abubakar has sued the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and its National Chairman Abdullahi Adamu over unpaid debt of N125 million.
The debt, Bwala said was an accumulated money accruing from legal services rendered to the party, which the party leadership has failed to pay.
In a suit No. CV/2009/2023 at the High Court of the Federal Capital in Abuja, Crystal Chambers is praying the court for an order compelling APC and its Chairman, Adamu to pay him the 125m debt, 25m cost of the suit and 10 percent interest on the judgement till the liquidation of the fees
He said the sum of N120,000,000.00 (One Hundred and Twenty Million Naira Only) is the debt owed by the Defendants to the Claimant for the concluded cases.
The court papers seen by our correspondent shows that “the Claimant took steps to file all court processes, appeared in all the cases, both within and outside jurisdiction (Abuja, Osun State, Cross-river State, Kaduna State, Benue State and Ondo State) and prosecuted the cases diligently to their logical conclusion.
“That the Claimant sent progress reports to the Defendants on every occasion any of the matters came up in court.”
According to the papers, the Claimants professional fee for the nine (9) concluded cases is the sum of N135,000,000.00 (One Hundred and Thirty-Five Million Naira).
” That the Defendants have so far paid the sum of N15, 000,000.00 (Fifteen Million Naira Only), leaving the sum of N120,000,000.00 (One Hundred and Twenty Million Naira Only) as outstanding.”
The papers shows that the Claimant’s law firm wrote the Defendants, informing them of conclusion of the nine (9) cases, and demanded for payment of the sum of N120, 000,000.00 (One Hundred and Twenty Million Naira Only) as full and final payment of their professional fees.
When contacted for further details, Bwala said he suspected that the refusal to pay him his fees might be because he left the party and not only joined PDP but became a spokesman to Atiku Abubakar where he played a leading role in his campaign.
Speaking on the efforts he made, Bwala added that he made all diplomatic efforts to secure his payments but all fell on deaf ears with failed promises.
Bwala said that if his fees are not paid he will proceed to add the President-elect as a defendant in the suit to compel the party to pay him his fees