Former Lagos state governor and All Progressive Congress (APC) national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has denied rejecting a chieftaincy title offered him by the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Ajeogungunniso I.
In a statement by his media team on Monday, Tinubu said he held the Ibadan monarch in a very high esteem and could not have rejected a chieftaincy offer from him.
Tinubu said: “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.