Rumors that Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, was turned down for a visa to enter the United States of America have been refuted by Senator Orji Uzor Kalu.
The former governor of Abia State referred to the report as fake news in a Facebook post on Saturday, asserting that Tinubu postponed the trip on his own initiative and never had a visa rejected.
He warned the party’s supporters to always disregard and keep their eyes on the ball as the election approached and predicted that the opposition will distribute more false information about their presidential candidate.
Kalu wrote, “As the election draws closer, the opposition will spread more fake news against our presidential candidate but we should always ignore and keep our eyes on the ball. The news that Tinubu was denied a visa to the USA is as fake as other fake news.
“Tinubu postponed the travel himself and was never denied a visa. The State Department of the US confirmed to me that Tinubu will be received in the third week of December. As the presidential candidate of our party with an outstanding personality, he will be warmly welcomed in the United States…”
According to a statement released by the APC Presidential Campaign Council last week, Tinubu will travel abroad beginning on December 4 to meet with world leaders and promote his candidacy for president.
The campaign council revealed in a statement posted to its Twitter account that Tinubu and his delegation will visit important European Union member states, including France, the United States, and London, to share his vision and plans and to enlist the support of the Western powers for the democratic process that will usher in a new government in Nigeria starting on May 29, 2023.
On Monday, December 5, 2022, at Chatham House, the premier think tank for foreign and domestic affairs in the United Kingdom, Tinubu will deliver a speech on security, the economy, and international relations.