By Kolade Larewaju
EMBATTLED Ogun State lawmaker, Mr. Olawale Hassan Alausa yesterday confirmed that he indeed took an oath but alleged that the oath was administered by Governor Olugbenga Daniel to ensure his loyalty.
Alausa, a member of the Group of 15 legislators opposed to Governor Daniel said told some newsmen that he was in fact the person in the photograph published on the cover of a national newspaper (not Vanguard) which showed his nakedness at a shrine where he was taking the oath.
He said the oath taking was done in the Ijebu-Ode country home of Governor Daniel and that it was done in one of the toilets in the expansive house.
â€œI took the oath. I was harassed, intimidated and forced to take the oath when the pressure was too much. They put pressure on me through my father. There was assassination attempt. There was a kidnapping attempt on my nephews, children of my younger brother. It was such a terrible thing. I could not do otherwise because there was real threat to my life.
â€œThere were several gun shots in front of my fatherâ€™s house in Ijebu-Ode, Alhaji Agboola Alausa who is the Ogun East senatorial Chairman.
â€œI took the oath on the day Titi Oseni was impeached as Speaker, that was why I was not at plenary session that day. While the sitting was going on, I was taking the oath,â€ he said.
The Speaker of the Ogun House, Mr. Tunji Egbetokun, however, told Vanguard that more of the development would be exposed on the floor of the House at todayâ€™s plenary session which he said would actually shed more light on it.
â€œI want you to be at tomorrowâ€™s (today) plenary session, we will talk there because things must be said. Just wait till then and all your questions would be answered by members at the sitting.â€