A statement by the office debunked insinuations by a gossip column of a national newspaper that Asiwaju Tinubu turned down the conferment of Balogun chieftaincy title offered to him by Oba Adetunji.
The statement said the former Lagos State governor “holds the Olubadan of Ibadan in very high esteem and could not have rejected a chieftaincy offer from him”.
The statement went on: “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?”