2023 Presidency: Kokori makes case for South-East

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 •Says Peter Obi most qualified

The problem of Nigeria boils down to leadership and the inability of Nigerians to vote in competent people because of pre-occupation with politicians who use money to buy their votes and consciences.

This view was expressed by a frontline unionist, Chief Frank Kokori, during his recent interaction with journalists.

Taking a holistic view at the state of the nation, 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 2023 in the interest of equity and justice.

On the debate of whether the region has competent hands should the Presidency go to it, Kokori affirmed that the South-East has a lot of competent people just like other zones in Nigeria, but lamented that due to money politics, those competent leaders end up not seeing the light of the day.

He went ahead to suggest the likes of Mr. Peter Obi for consideration, based on his 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 (of Presidency), 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 State 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 and has demystified power.”

Besides Obi, Kokori continued, “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, Kokori 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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