December 04, (THEWILL) – Director of Public Affairs and Chief Spokesperson for the All Progressive Congress Presidential Campaign Council (APC-PCC), Festus Keyamo (SAN), has debunked the rumour that the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was denied a United States Visa.
In a tweet on Saturday night, Keyamo released an image of Tinubu’s American visa.
“For mischief-makers who peddle unfounded rumours about @officialABAT being denied a visa to the US, you leave us with no option, but to show you his current visa (that has always been renewed since time immemorial). This is for the misguided ones who believe these rumours”, he wrote.
Keyamo’s latest tweet was in response to speculations that the former Lagos state governor was denied a United States visa over drug allegations.
On Saturday, Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu, denied reports that Tinubu was denied a visa, ahead of his planned trip to the US.
The APC-PCC had announced that Tinubu will leave the country on December 4, for the United Kingdom, and also travel to the US and other European countries.
According to the PCC, Tinubu will also speak at Chatham House on December 5, to discuss his manifesto.
Kalu, on Saturday, said the news that the APC presidential candidate was denied a visa is fake.
“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 trip himself and was never denied a visa. The US State Department confirmed 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”, he said.