APC Chieftain Dies While Watching Nigeria-South Africa AFCON Clash

APC Chieftain Dies While Watching Nigeria-South Africa AFCON Clash

A former member of the House of Representatives, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, who represented the Ika federal constituency of Delta State, has reportedly passed away.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain reportedly slumped and died on Wednesday night while engrossed in the AFCON semi-final match between Nigeria and South Africa.

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar took to Twitter on Thursday to express his grief over the loss of his “close friend.”

Atiku’s tweet read: “The sudden passing of my close friend, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, deeply saddens me. His love for our country was profound. Cairo was a shining example of patriotism; his dedication to Nigeria was unwavering, and his departure is a personal loss that leaves a void in my heart. As we mourn, let us remember the passion and zeal for Nigeria that defined his life. May his soul rest in perfect peace.”

The sudden passing of my close friend, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, deeply saddens me. His love for our country was profound. Cairo was a shining example of patriotism; his dedication to Nigeria was unwavering, and his departure is a personal loss that leaves a void in my heart. As we… pic.twitter.com/p7jm8EQO3J

— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) February 8, 2024

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