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Gov Oborevwori meets ailing Kokori, takes over hospital bills



By Sunday Onye, Senior Correspondent

Delta State Governor Sheriff Oborevwori has visited ailing elder statesman and erstwhile General Secretary of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG),  Chief Frank Kokori at an undisclosed hospital in Warri on Friday.

Congress learnt that the governor made the visit after being briefed that the senior citizen was ill.

The governor, while speaking during the visit, said the State Government would do everything possible to assist the former labour leader in getting quality treatment.

According to him, Kokori deserved the attention and support of the State Government as a renowned elder statesman who had paid his dues for good governance for the nation.

Oborewori who also paid hospital bills for two other patients, Nnadi Silas and Adenusi Michael at the hospital, said despite their political differences he would ensure Chief Kokori was given the due attention he deserves as an illustrious elder statesman from the state.

“I know people will think that because he is an APC chieftain I won’t be here, Deltans voted for me as Governor. It is not a party matter now because we have finished election and all of us are one”, he added.

“Whether he is APC or not, am Governor for all Deltans so am here as Governor for all not for any party,” he emphasized.

In response,  Chief Frank Kokori appreciate Governor Oborevwori for behaving like the Yorubas who treat their elder statesmen well irrespective of their party or political leanings.

“I never knew Governor Oborevwori is a good man because immediately he heard about my condition, he came to see me.

“He wasn’t close to me, it is Great Ogboru and Ovie Omo-Agege and co that are close to me so am so happy that he is not a mean fellow.

“He is a real Governor, a man who has such a heart is a good man and I have told him certain things privately how he will make his name in the history of Nigeria.

“I have told him to do certain essential things for the people. I am happy with him and have also prayed for him,” he added.