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BREAKING: Former NUPENG Chief, Frank Kokori Hospitalized, ‘Abandoned’, Says I’m Dying



Frank Kokori
Chief Frank Kokori, Firebrand former NUPENG Secretary General


Former General Secretary of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Chief Frank Kokori, has been hospitalized in Warri, Delta State over kidney related ailment.

BIGPEN NIGERIA ( reports that the elder statesman who has been sick for a while now, is reportedly abandoned in his hospital bed in a ‘third class’ health facility, according to him while briefing newsmen on Thursday.

Frank Kokori, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, lamented his condition in a Save our Soul (SOS) messages made to the general public, and government on Thursday.

He said that he is dying in hospital bed in Warri, commercial hub of Delta State.

Kokori was admitted for treated at a private hospital in the oil city for kidney related ailment but have been having a hard time paying the bills due to harsh economy.


Addressing journalists on Thursday from his hospital bed, Chief Frank Kokori who had earlier made a  distressed call Wednesday night for the media to assemble for his briefing, said that he would shame the leaders of the nation when he survived the ailment.

The firebrand unionist who was a topnotch labour leader during the General Sani Abacha’s military junta, and fought for annualled June 12 , 1993 presidential election believed to have been won by Chief MKO Abiola, said that life was fast ebbing out of him where he’s receiving treatment for kidney related ailment.

Chief Frank Kokori noted that he remains a tough voice but his voice is now laden with excruciating pains because according to him, he is “dead and risen.”

Specifically, he said NUPENG has abandoned him to his own fate in the hospital which air conditioner was switched off by the hospital management possibly owing to a shortage of diesel.

The Ovu-born fiery septuagenarian  who have been in the hospital for some time, prior to his Thursday media briefing,  complained over the idea of being abandoned in what he described as a “third class” hospital in Warri by those who should cater for his wellbeing.


He charged journalist to mobilise media houses  to carry his story because “I have something to tell this country, please. Please, do your best.”

Hear him: “Tell the world that Kokori is dead and risen. The only man in Warri that can handle kidney problems is Horeb Hospital Warri.

“But I’m facing other challenges. The Air Conditioner is not working. And AC can keep alive till morning. What a country!

“Mobilise yourselves. I have something to tell this country, please. Please, do your best.

“Tell them that I can pay any amount , but let them switch on the AC for me because I’m dying.


“The AC went off. Please do your best. Flash it. I can come alive again but I just want the world to know that if I survive, I’ll shame the leaders of this country.

“Shame to them. How can Kokori be in a third class hospital. The People are trying their best O because I know it’s diesel issue.

“The AC is off. Two of my foster children are here with me. I’ve sent one to meet the hospital management that they should do everything that the AC is switched on, that when I’m out, I’ll pay. That I’m dying.

“I’ve called on NUPENG that this is what they’ve done to their leaders. That NUPENG could not even take care of me. It’s sad. God bless everybody.”