Osun bye-election defeat won’t affect APC–Speaker

Mr Najeem Salaam , the Speaker of Osun House of Assembly, has said that the electoral defeat suffered by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the July 8 senatorial bye-election will not affect the fortunes of the party. Salaam made this known in a statement issued on Thursday in Osogbo by Mr Goke Butika, his Chief Press Secretary, described the defeat as an electoral set back and a wake-up call.

Mr Salaam, who said the development would strengthen the APC for future elections, assured citizens that all the loopholes identified during the poll would be critically addressed. However, he said the APC meeting in the assembly, passed a vote of confidence on Gov. Rauf Aregbesola.

Furthermore, Salaam said the enduring achievements of the governor in the areas of education, security, infrastructure and health could not be ignored.

“APC administration under the leadership of Gov. Aregbesola has saved the state from cheap death that could be caused by flood through proactive measures. It secured the state from criminals that almost overran financial institutions located in the state before he took the mantle through coordinated security architecture.

“Our loss in the election cannot affect the fortunes of our party and government but rather, it is a weight shedding exercise to renew its pact with the people for better delivery. “We affirm our strong faith in the party” he added.


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