Kokori identifies Obi, supports S’East for presidency

.Laments poor leadership

By Valentine Amanze

A former secretary general of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Chief Ovie Frank Kokori, has lamented the unending corruption and insecurity in Nigeria, which he attributed to poor leadership.

He also said that corruption was why Nigerians were yet to elect credible leaders in the country.

Kokori made the lamentation during an interaction with the media.

On the way forward, he said that
Nigeria’s problem would only be solved when the leaders and the led learn to do things in the interest of the country.

Kokori also supported the Presidency going to the South-East in the interest of equity and justice.

He said that the South East Nigeria has competent and tested politicians like Mr. Peter Obi, the Anambra State former governor, who could move the country forward in a short time.

According to Kokori, the Anambra State ex-governor has character, track record and unassailable disposition to life.

His words: “I am not an Igbo man, but there are few people in Nigeria that I know that if you give them this position (President) in the East, a person like Peter Obi, he won’t be tribalistic, Peter Obi can rule this country, we are not friends, but I have got some close experience with him.

“Look at what he did in Anambra and he left a lot of money with the successor (Willie Obiano) to continue with the development of the state. This is a few of the good people that we have and you can’t change them. Peter Obi is a good man, simple, focused, he demystified power.”

Besides the likes of Obi, Kokori said: “I also trust Okwesilieze Nwodo and there are few others. There are some good people in this country, they are everywhere, in the North, South, Middle Belt etc, that I know personally that can do something. I just mentioned the Igbo, others abound in other places.”

On the coming election in Edo State, he called for a level playing ground and for all those concerned to allow the best candidate according to the will of the people to emerge.

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