The Speaker of Osun House of Assembly, NAJEEM SALAAM, 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, in a statement issued in Osogbo by his Chief Press Secretary, GOKE BUTIKA, described the defeat as an electoral set back and a wake-up call.
The speaker, who said the development would strengthen the APC for future elections, promised that all the loopholes identified during the poll would be critically addressed.
The APC caucus in the assembly, he said, however, passed a vote of confidence on Governor RAUF AREGBESOLA.
Salaam said the enduring achievements of the governor in the areas of education, security, infrastructure and health could not be ignored.