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– I did not reject the chieftaincy offer from Olubadan, says Bola Tinubu
– The APC chieftain says he holds the Ibadan monarch in very high regards
– Tinubu says there is not reason why he would not accept such an honour if conferred on him
Following claims that he rejected a chieftaincy offer conferred on him by the Olubadan of Ibadan, former Lagos state governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said the rumours making the rounds are fake.
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said he never rejected any title offered him by the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Ajeogungunniso.
In a statement by his media team on Monday, March 20, Tinubu rebuffed the claim that has received prominence through the gossip column of a national newspaper.
Vanguard reports that the APC leader, said he held the Ibadan monarch in a very high esteem and could not have rejected a chieftaincy offer from him.
The ex-governor in the statement 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.
In a similar vein, Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state has honoured the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, by naming an estate after the latter.
The governor said this was in recognition og Tinubu’s success in liberating his state and its people from a political tyrant who made efforts to hijack the ruling APC.
Shettima did not mention this alleged tyrant but said the person planned to take over the party ahead of the last general election in 2015. This person was rejected and resisted by Tinubu, Shettima noted.
The APC national leader was in Borno for a two-day visit.
Daily Trust reports that while in the state, Tinubu commissioned 432 houses, 13 primary and junior secondary schools and a fully furnished estate with 26 apartments in five sets of three-storey buildings for medical doctors. The estate was named ‘Bola Tinubu Court.’