DC Lobbyist: Stop Trying to Help African Dictator
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DC Lobbyist: Stop Trying to Help African Dictator

    1. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
    2. Petition by

      Benjamin Joffe-Walt

      New York, NY

A famous Washington lobbyist named Lanny Davis recently gave into a Change.org campaign calling on him to stop representing Laurent Gbagbo, the democratically ousted president of the Ivory Coast who refused to step down after losing presidential elections.

But Gbagbo is hardly the most egregious of Lanny Davis' clients.

For months the Washington lobbyist has been taking exorbitant sums of money from one of the world's most corrupt dictators: Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

In the summer of 2010, Davis signed a $1 million annual contract to represent President Obiang, who has ruled Equatorial Guinea for over three decades and is accused of countless human rights abuses throughout his tenure.

An American lobbyist should not be taking exorbitant amounts of money from an illegitimate leader to help him suppress the democratic rights of his people.

Call on Lanny Davis to immediately drop President Obiang as his client.

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      Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      Update December 29, 2010: Last week it was revealed that Laurent Gbagbo, the illegitimate president of the Ivory Coast who has refused to step down after losing presidential elections, had hired high profile DC lobbyist Lanny Davis to punt for...

    2. Victory! DC Lobbyist Drops African Despot as Client

      Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      Last week it was revealed that a high profile DC lobbyist named Lanny Davis had decided to punt for Laurent Gbagbo, the illegitimate president of the Ivory Coast who has caused a national crises by refusing to step down after losing presidential...

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    • Roberta Gallant CONCORD, NH
      • over 3 years ago

      DC lobbyist, please stop trying to Help the African dictator. He or she does not need

      you help anymore. You should help Americans, no the African dictator.

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