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2023: APC quells fake news, releases Tinubu’s America visa

The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential Campaign Council, has dismissed claims that the United States, denied its flag bearer, Bola Tinubu a visa.

The ruling party presidential campaign council spokesperson Festus Keyamo made this clarification in a tweet on Saturday night, December 3, 2022, and also released an image of the American visa of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment said the rumour was unfounded and was the handiwork of mischief makers.

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“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 rumours came to the limelight following Tinubu’s rescheduled foreign trips.

He was scheduled to travel to the US, London, France, and other European countries as part of his campaign.

The campaign council said Tinubu’s trip was scheduled to start on December 4th.

Meanwhile, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, an APC Chieftain who belongs to 1999-2007 set of governors like Tinubu, dismissed the rumour.

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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.”

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