Mr Valentine Obienyem, media aide to the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 presidential election and former governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi has debunked rumors that Obi was denied US visa within the week.
“Oga is in America now, nobody denied him visa to the USA,’’ he said.
The rumours which has gone vital on social media may have been fueled by a recent new that the United State of America plans to deny some Nigerian politicians visa to their country for undermining Nigeria’s democracy.
News of the denial of visa to the former governor came on the social media on Friday, but Obienyem denied it, saying that it was a concoction, targeted at attacking Obi.
He said, “Rather than face serious issues for the good of the society, some people are busy cooking up and circulating that Obi was denied visa by the USA Embassy.”
Obienyem was apparently referring to aides of Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano.
He said, “As I write, Obi is in the USA now at the invitation of highly-placed officials. Ironically these are the officials that were supposed to have denied him visa application. What a confused bunch!”
Obienyem who went ahead to list several achievements of Obi during his days as governor added that, “Since he left government, his records which nobody is even trying to surpass, still speak for him.”