Fayulu is the most recent candidate to re-enter the US arena. A lobby filing made public this week reveals that the leader of the opposition party Engagement for Citizenship and Development hired a brand-new Washington advocacy firm, Future Pact LLC, for outreach to US policymakers, think tanks and media.
The $17,500-per-month contract came into effect on 21 January and will last through to December 2023, after the election. The firm is led by Bruce Fryer, who was previously with Sanitas International. Joining Fryer on the contract is Jeffrey Smith of the pro-democracy nonprofit Vanguard Africa, which is managing an ‘independent free and fair campaign’ on behalf of Fayulu and organising disparate groups advocating for transparent elections in the DRC for $7,000 per month. (Smith separately represents opposition leaders Bobi Wine of Uganda and Tundu Lissu of Tanzania).
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