President Bola Tinubu has mourned the demise of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Delta State, Cairo Ojougboh.
The former representative of Ika Federal Constituency of Delta State in the House of Representatives reportedly died while watching the semi-finals clash between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Bafana Bafana of South Africa on Wednesday.
Tinubu, through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, condoled with Ojougboh’s family, the government, and the people of Delta State over the loss.
“It is with a heavy heart that President Bola Tinubu receives the news of the passing of Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, former Executive Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, who died on Wednesday.
“While praying for the peaceful repose of the departed, President Tinubu comforts his family and urges them to find strength and hope in God Almighty, who presides over the affairs of men, as well as in the cherished memories and legacy of the late APC chieftain,” the statement signed by Ngelale read.
The incident happened when the penalty was awarded against Nigeria. Ojougboh was said to have shouted and slumped due to massive heart attack when SA scored,” a source disclosed to the Punch.
Ojougboh’s family is yet to release a statement confirming his passing.
In a related development, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has commiserated with the deceased family over their loss.
Taking to X, Atiku wrote, “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.”