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BREAKING: Frank Kokori Is Dead

Death early today Thursday’s morning claimed Chief Frank Kokori, the legendary former General Secretary of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG).

The Urhobo, Delta State-born Kokori died in the wee hours of today, Thursday, December 7, 2023.

Born December 7, 1943, Kokori had clocked 80 on the same day.

His passage was disclosed to The Tribune this morning by his Personal Assistant, Atawada Barry Oke.

Kokori had been managing kidney-related ailments in some health facilities in the state, and had seemed to be responding to treatment.

Kokori Cries Out Over Kidney Issues As NUPENG Says He’s Not Abandoned

In fact, two weeks ago TheNewsGiant had called his phone, and the person who picked said Chief was sleeping at home.

The ailing former Labour leader’s health reportedly relapsed on Monday as he was unable to interact with people around him and doctors placed him on life support.

Kokori’s death came barely one month after he cried out from his hospital bed on Thursday, November 9, 2023, that he had been neglected and abandoned to die in spite of his huge contribution to the democratic growth of the country.

The Octogenarian had been on his sick-bed at Mount Horeb Clinic, Warri, Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State, over kidney-related ailment since early November.

Kokori had, on Thursday, November 9, 2023, made a distress call at about 12:40 am to complain that life was ebbing out of him where he was receiving treatment for his kidney-related ailment.

Kokori, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, had called our correspondent, describing himself in a voice laden with excruciating pains that he was “dead and risen.”

He had lamented how NUPENG and the nation had abandoned him to fate in the hospital where air conditioner was switched off by the hospital management possibly owing to a shortage of diesel.

The Ovu-born fiery labour leader had complained over the idea of being abandoned in the hospital in Warri by those who should cater for his wellbeing.

Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State later visited him in hospital on Friday, November 11.

The Governor paid the Labour leader’s mounted hospital bills.

NUPENG officers and a delegation from former Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, and several others also visited the ailing octogenarian.


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