I ran through my phone contacts, looking for who to call at that moment, from A to Z, them scrolled to M, then to J, and then I saw Jumoke’s number. I called her cell, she didn’t pick the call.
I tried again, she still didn’t pick. I stopped calling her, and then called for my driver to come take me home. I wouldn’t let Jola blackmail me, or place me on the defensive. I needed to counter act this, Tech had nothing in him, Jola edwards was very clean. No Dirt at work, with women, his earlier life. All clean, unlike the Governor who was wallowing in self pity and allowing flow as his campaign’s message. A call came in,i rushed to see if Jumoke had picked up her phone, it was just April. I didn’t pick the call, because I wasn’t in the mood for any gist.
My driver came around few minutes later, I entered the car and told him to drive me to the office, I picked up my phone, April had left about 20 missed calls, and one missed call from Jumoke, and so I called Jumoke, who picked up the phone at once.
“Whitney, Ki lon sele, Any problem” Jumoke asked.
“I know it’s kind of late, but can you come down to the office, jumie, please”. I then hung up, not wanting to continue the impending argument.
I arrived at my office, few minutes later. Jumoke was the only person that knew about me and Jola’s escapades, but the surprising thing was that she kept a secret, for the first time since I knew her. I just la!d down in my sofa in the office, dismissed the driver and took a light nap. Jumoke woke me up later, asking if anything was the problem, I sat up, took some water and narrated everything that just went down with Jola.
“That bastard, Whitney, how did you get in this mess, Jola is clean to the press, he’s leading in the polls, a sextape will ultimately rule you out “.
Jumoke said, she couldn’t sit down, as she hovered round the room. I just kept quiet, thinking.
Tech called too, I didn’t pick his call, I didn’t understand why people keep calling even when you fail to answer. I asked Jumoke if she knew anything I could use against Jola, her reply was negative. I urged her to think deeper. The election was just a week to go, and Jola had kept this till now. The thought of me losing the election was not as disturbing as the one of the sextape being leaked online. I just sat down and searched for some celebrities who had a sextape, and how they coped with it. Funny enough, most people who got away with it were American citizens. I wish I was American.
I and Jumoke crashed in the office. In the morning, I drove home and gave Jumoke the day off, on reaching my house, my gate man rushed out, almost shouting.
To be continued….