Daniel Bwala, who served as the spokesman for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign council in the 2023 election, has taken legal action against the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and its National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu. Bwala claims that the APC owes him N125 million for legal services he rendered to the party which have remained unpaid.
Crystal Chambers, Bwala’s law firm, has filed a suit at the High Court of the Federal Capital in Abuja, seeking a court order to compel the APC and its chairman to pay the N125 million, as well as N25 million cost of the suit and 10% interest on the judgment until the debt is cleared.
According to court documents, Bwala worked on nine cases for the APC, both within and outside Abuja, Osun State, Cross River State, Kaduna State, Benue State, and Ondo State. He sent progress reports to the defendants on all occasions, filed all necessary court processes, and prosecuted the cases diligently to their logical conclusion.
The court documents further reveal that the APC has only paid N15 million out of the N135 million professional fee for the concluded cases, leaving a balance of N120 million outstanding. Bwala claims that he made several attempts to secure payment of the outstanding fees, but all diplomatic efforts were futile.
Bwala has suggested that the refusal to pay him may be due to his defection from the APC to the PDP and his subsequent role as the spokesperson for Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate. If the fees are not paid, Bwala has threatened to add the ‘President-elect,’ Bola Tinubu, as a defendant in the suit to compel the APC to pay him his fees.