There is a very disturbing news coming out of Lokoja, the State capital of Kogi State.
According to a very authoritative source in Kogi Government House, the state governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris is now desperate on his quest to install a successor.
Our source told us this afternoon that Gov. Idris has gone spiritual, and even acceded to the request of his spiritualists to offer human sacrifice in order for his candidate to win the December election.
The Kogi State governorship election which has been fixed for December 3, 2011 is already causing crisis in the state as the governor has reportedly dumped the popular candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Isa Jubril, known as Echocho.
Echocho had won the party’s primary last year for the governorship election which was expected to hold last April until a Federal High Court in Abuja ruled that the Kogi State governor and 4 other state governors were yet to complete their terms in office.
Gov. Idris initially supported Echocho, but as the judgment of the Federal High Court was made, Idris changed gear and began to support another candidate.
Now, Gov. Idris’ candidate is another aspirant, Captain Idris Wada, but it seems Echocho’s chances are still brighter than Captain Wada’s, and the governor is bent on doing everything possible to make sure his candidate gets the party’s ticket.
Words on the street of Lokoja, and text messages being circulated in high places in the state is that the spiritualists of Gov. Idris has told him to do human sacrifice if he wants Captain Wada to be the next governor of the state.
The spiritualist, we learnt allegedly told Gov. Idris that they will need 21 virgins, (one per local government) for the job to be done.
Our source however alleged that Gov. Idris has ordered two of his loyalists in the State House of Assembly; Hon. Friday Makama, representing Odolu/ Igalamela, and Hon. Idrinana, representing Dekina Local Government to get the virgins.
However, there has been panic in the whole of Kogi State since the news filtered out that Gov. Idris needs 21 virgins for rituals.
“Parents have been advised to lock up their daughters and stop them from going to schools too” our source said. The "ember" months are here again, please be very careful if you are a virgin, they are in high demand everywhere; for marriage, for rituals and all others