Labour Leader Chief Frank Kokori Joins His Ancestors On His 80th Birthday

Labour Leader Chief Frank Kokori Joins His Ancestors On His 80th Birthday

Chief Frank Kokori who was aged 80 years passed away at a private hospital in Warri around 1:30 am on Thursday, December 7, 2023, which is coincidentally his birthday.

The erstwhile General Secretary of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, Chief Frank Kokori, who has been on hospital bed over kidney-related ailment for the past month, is dead.

This Nigeria news platform gathered that Chief Frank Kokori who was aged 80 years passed away at a private hospital in Warri around 1:30 am on Thursday, December 7, 2023, which is coincidentally his birthday.

Kokori’s Personal Assistant, Atawada Oke, disclosed the passage of the veteran labour leader to journalists early Thursday, noting that his health relapsed on Monday when he was unable to interact with people around him while he was placed on life support.

See also  Labour Party Set To Occupy INEC Office Nationwide, Issues 3 Day Ultimatum To Obey Court Orders

Kokori made a distress call from his hospital bed over his health status on Thursday, November 9, 2023, lamenting that he had been neglected and abandoned to die in spite of his huge contribution to the democratic growth of the country.

Consequently, dignitaries including Delta State Governor, Sheriff Oborevwori; former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege; officials of NUPENG among others visited him.

Kokori emerged as a pivotal figure in the struggle for the validation of the annulled June 12, 1993, presidential election won by late Chief Moshood Abiola.

See also  Male Victim Rescued As Police Nabs 3 Suspected Kidnappers In Obelle Emohua LGA

Military junta, Ibrahim Babangida, annulled the results, causing outrage and protests across the country.

Kokori was involved in mobilising the masses against the annulment.

He led NUPENG and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) in organising nationwide strikes that crippled the oil industry, the country’s economic lifeblood.

The strikes served as a powerful weapon against the military regime, putting significant pressure on Babangida to reverse his decision.

In addition to leading the oil workers’ strikes, Kokori was actively involved in pro-democracy activities.

See also  Massive Turnout At Sim Fubara Unveiling Shows PDP Is Doing Very Well- DG New Rivers Vision Campaign Council

He participated in various rallies and demonstrations, calling for the enthronement of democracy and the recognition of Abiola’s victory.

He also played a crucial role in building alliances with other pro-democracy groups and individuals, fostering unity and a common front against the military regime.

As a result of his relentless activism, Kokori was arrested and detained by the military government, enduring imprisonment and torture.

Despite the hardships he faced, Kokori remained undeterred, continuing to advocate for democracy and the ideals he believed in.

His unwavering commitment and courageous actions earned him widespread respect and admiration, solidifying his status as a hero in the fight for June 12.

Related post

Tragedy As 3 Siblings Suffocated To Death Inside A Stationary Car Parked In Their Home

Tragedy As 3 Siblings Suffocated To Death Inside A…

The tragic death of three children whose neighbours are still in aware of how they were trapped inside a parked car…
Appeal Court Grants Rivers Elders Forum Subsistence Means Request To Serve Assembly Speaker, 24 Others

Appeal Court Grants Rivers Elders Forum Subsistence Means Request…

A Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt has granted an exparte order of subsistence service on Hon. Martins Amaewhule and…
Rivers State Police Nabs Two Robbery Suspects Specialized In Robbing Bank Customers After Heavy Withdrawals

Rivers State Police Nabs Two Robbery Suspects Specialized In…

The suspects, Ikenna Obiko, 30 years old, and Isichukwu Eneji, 24 years old, were apprehended on February 12, 2024 at the…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *