The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, had denied earlier reports that he sought the services of the company in his bid to unseat President Muhammadu Buhari.
It was revealed by the Centre for Responsive Politics (CRP) that the former vice president, Atiku had hired Bruce Fein, a former official of the US justice department, and his firm Fein & DelValle PLLC, in March to help unseat incumbent president, Buhari.
It was reported that Fein & DelValle PLLC in its terms and conditions had said it would establish and operate a situation room located in its capital hill offices in the US and enlist the services of Lloyd Ukwu.
However, documents released by online news platform, TheCable does show that Atiku had, in fact, paid the money to the firm two days after signing a 90-day contract (April 1, 2019, to July 1, 2019). He signed the contract on March 24 and paid the money on March 26.
TheCable reports that the US firm said it received $30,000 from Atiku on March 26, which was confirmed in item 9(a) under the financial information clause of the registration statement.
In item 9(b), the firm made it clear that it did not receive any other thing of value other than money from Atiku.