Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has spoken about his loss at the recently concluded July 16 governorship election.
Oyetla said the defeat suffered by the All Progressives Congress (APC) was a temporary setback.
The governor stated this on Friday during a meeting attended by many political appointees and party leaders at Osun Government House, Oke Fia, Osogbo.
KEMI FILANI NEWS recalls that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party winner of the Osun election.
Oyetola urged APC members to return to their various wards and continue regular party activities, stressing that the defeat must not distract them from the bigger project ahead.
He said, “Rumours have been spreading around that I have run away after the election result was announced. We also heard the PDP saying I am trying to convert government assets to mine. Don’t worry about them, they are simply playing to the gallery.
“I summoned all of you here to assure you that the present situation is just a temporary setback. It is a test of our resolve by God and we will continue to stand by him. Ours is God’s project and we shall not despair.
“Go back to your various units and wards across the state and continue with regular party activities, hold your meetings regularly. We have bigger projects ahead and we must not allow this temporary set back distract us.”