The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council spokesperson and Minister of Labour and Employment (State), Festus Keyamo, has taunted critics of the party’s candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
There were speculations, especially on social media that the United States (US) denied Tinubu entry visa into the country after his trip was postponed.
But Keyamo, in a tweet on Saturday evening, denied the claims and also released an image of the American visa of the former Lagos State governor.
“For mischief-makers who peddle unfounded rumours about @officialABAT being denied 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 alongside the visa.
The APC Presidential Campaign Council had in a statement last week said that Tinubu will embark on foreign trips from December 4 to meet global leaders and pitch his Presidential aspiration.
In the statement posted on its Twitter handle, the campaign council disclosed that Tinubu and his delegation will be in London, USA, France, and key European Union member states to share his vision and plans and to also solicit the support of the Western powers for the democratic process that will usher in the new administration in Nigeria from May 29th, 2023.
It also stated that while in London, Tinubu will address the Chatham House, the United Kingdom’s elite Foreign and Policy Think-tank institution where he will speak on security, economy and foreign policy on Monday, December 5, 2022.
But the rumour mill was agog that Tinubu was denied entry into the US based on some allegations levelled against him.
However, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, an APC chieftain, dismissed the rumour.
Orji Kalu claimed that the State Department of the US confirmed to him that Tinubu will be received in the third week of December.
In a Facebook post, he 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. OUK.”