President Bola Tinubu has mourned the death of Cairo Ojougboh, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, who died watching the semi-finals clash between Nigeria and South Africa at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday.
According to a source close to the politician, Ojougboh died during the Nigeria vs South Africa match.
“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,” the source said.
In the meantime, Tinubu, through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, has condoled with the Ojougboh 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.
Ojougboh once represented the Ika Federal Constituency of Delta State in the House of Representatives.