Election 2019: Ballard Partners denies conducting research for PDP

Election 2019: Ballard Partners denies conducting research for PDP

- Ballard Partners, a top United States lobbyist firm has denied working for the PDP ahead of the 2019 elections

- The firm in a post on social media, said it has not conducted any survey or research for the Nigerian opposition party

- There have been several reports in some section of the media alleging that the PDP paid $90,000 (N31.5m) to firm to help drive to fruition its aspiration

Ballard Partners, a top United States lobbyist/Public Relations firm has denied working for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2019 elections.

According to the Brian Ballard, the Chief Executive Officer of the firm, the organisation has not conducted any survey or research for the Nigerian opposition party.

Ballard's made the clarification in a tweet posted on the organisation's Twitter page on Wednesday, February 13.

His words: “A letter allegedly sent by me on February 5, 2019 regarding the Nigerian presidential is fraudulent. My signature has been forged. Ballard Partners has not conducted any survey research on behalf of the People’s Democratic Party of Nigeria.

“The entire contents of the letter are false, and no individual employed by Ballard Partners has been involved in any of the actions cited in this phony letter.”

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There have been several reports in some section of the media alleging that the PDP paid $90,000 (N31.5m) to the firm to help drive to fruition its aspiration.

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had reacted to the report, saying such a venture was “a sign of the recklessness which PDP is noted for.”

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Meanwhile, a prediction by Williams and Associates says the PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar will win the election.

The prediction is the result of a field work conducted by the US-based pollster, which was posted on its website on Monday, February 4.

The pollster had, in a similar field work in 2015, accurately predicted the defeat of former President Goodluck Jonathan in the last presidential election.

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