Abuja (Sundiata Post) — Former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu, on Monday, has denied a media report that he rejected a chieftaincy title from the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Ajeogungunniso I.
A report in a gossip column of a national newspaper had claimed that Tinubu turned down the conferment of a chieftaincy title of Balogun on him by Adetunji.
But a statement released by his media office maintained that the former Lagos governor holds the traditional ruler in a very high esteem, and could not have rejected a chieftaincy offer from him.
“The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, is one traditional ruler I have tremendous respect for. I was there in Ibadan last year for his installation.
“I hold him in high esteem. Governor Abiola Ajimobi also has respect for him. Why would I reject the offer of a chieftaincy title from him?” he asked rhetorically.