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Peter Obi reacts to reports he was denied American visa



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Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Peter Obi, has dismissed claims he was denied visa by the American Embassy.

There were reports that Obi was denied US visa over alleged corruption.

But a statement on Saturday his media adviser, Valentine Obienyem, stated that Obi had not been denied visa by any embassy in Nigeria including that of the United States.

He noted that Obi was presently in the US on the invitation of highly-placed officials who were supposed to have denied him the said Visa.

“Obi is a good brand such that organisations and countries are satisfied to associate with him because he has proven to be a highly responsible person and politician,” he said.

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“Those peddling the rumour are the same people that are exasperated by the honour coming his way and are desperately trying to associate his name with one crime or untoward action not purely out of hate, but out of the desire to prove that he is human and can sin a little.

“Regrettably for them, Obi will not be caught in the web of their wickedness and intrigues because he is simply living his life without pretences.”

He said it was surprising for anybody to insinuate that Obi had been denied a visa.

The media aide advised those peddling such information to save themselves from what he called “psychic encumbrances,” by desisting from peddling falsehood.

According to him, the former Anambra State governor exhibited high managerial acumen and superlative performance as the governor of the state.

Obienyem said, “One wonders why anybody should think in terms of Obi being denied a visa. Could it probably be because of his (Obi’s) superlative performance in Anambra State, which saw him leaving N75bn in the treasury for his successor; building a teaching hospital from the scratch; paying over N37bn in arrears of pension and gratuities since 1999; returning of schools to the Church and offering them massive support”.

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