Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state, has reacted to claims that Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was denied his visa to the United States.
According to reports, Tinubu was expected to visit the US this week as part of consultations for his 2023 presidential ambition.
The trip was, however, postponed.
Speaking on the matter, Kalu dismissed news making rounds that Tinubu was denied American visa by the US State Department as fake news adding that Tinubu had postponed the trip for personal reasons.
The lawmaker accused opposition parties for spreading false information against the APC presidential flagbearer ahead of the 2023 general election.
“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,” Kalu declared.“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,” he emphasized.