I didn’t reject title from Olubadan – Tinubu

A report in the gossip column of a national newspaper had claimed that Tinubu turned down the conferment of the chieftaincy title of Balogun on him by Oba Adetunji

Former Lagos State Governor and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has given a lie to speculation in some quarters that he rejected a chieftaincy title from the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Ajeogungunniso I.
A report in the gossip column of a national newspaper had claimed that Tinubu turned down the conferment of the chieftaincy title of Balogun on him by Oba Adetunji.
In a statement released on Monday by the Tinubu Media Office, the former Lagos State Governor said he holds the Olubadan of Ibadan in very high esteem and could not have rejected a chieftaincy offer from him.
He said in the statement: “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 I would I reject the offer of a chieftaincy title from him?”