Mr. Edward Onoja, Kogi state chief of staff and the All Progressives Congress (APC) running mate for the state November 16 governorship election is alleged to be seriously sick.
Insider sources from Lugard House, the state government house said there is a strong rumour Onoja is suffering from undisclosed illness.
Another source who did not want her name mentioned said there is an unconfirmed rumour that the running mate has his legs and hands paralyzed.
The story of Onoja illness has since become a dominant discourse in Lokoja the Kogi state capital.
Insider sources say Onoja was seen since last week.
People were seen in group secretly discussing the development.
About six Lokoja residents who spoke to WEST AFRICA REPORTERS (WAR) confirmed the rumour while all of them say they are not sure what kind of sickness is troubling Onoja.
They however said they heard from many persons discussing Onoja illness.