Tragedy: Former MP Dies While Watching Nigeria vs South Africa

An APC chieftain and former House of Reps member, Cairo Ojougboh, was said to have slumped and died during the clash between Nigeria and South Africa Ojougboh was said to have collapsed when a penalty was awarded to South Africa against the Super Eagles during the 2023 AFCON semi-final match Former VP Atiku Abubakar and ex-presidential aide Lauretta Onochie have mourned the sudden death of the Delta-born politician An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain and former member of the House of Representatives, who represented the Ika federal constituency of Delta state at the national assembly, Cairo Ojougboh, is dead.

APC chieftain slumps and dies
Photo Credit: Cairo Ojougboh
Source: UGC Ojougboh, who was popular for being outspoken, reportedly died on Wednesday, February 7, while watching Nigeria’s semi-final clash against South Africa at the ongoing 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Citing a reliable source, Leadership reported that the politician died during a penalty kick against Nigeria.

The source said:

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“As soon as a penalty kick was awarded against Nigeria during the AFCON match with South Africa on Wednesday’s semi-final clash in Bouake, Ivory Coast, he slumped.” APC expels Ojougboh Ojougboh, a former project director of the interim board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), was one of the APC chieftains expelled from the party over alleged anti-party activities during the 2023 general election.

The expulsion letter was signed by Hilary Ibude, the chairman of the APC in the Ika South local government area of the state, and dated March 27. Ibude stated that the late Ojougboh was expelled from the party after a series of petitions accusing him of orchestrating the failure of the party in the

In his defence, Ojougboh denied the allegation, adding that it was the handwork of the former deputy senate president, Ovie Omo-Agege and some members of the APC executive in the state.

The national leadership of the APC later nullified his expulsion in June 2023.

Atiku, Onochie mourn Ojougboh Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has taken to his social media page to mourn the late politician, describing him as a close friend and patriotic person.

His tweet reads in part:

“The sudden passing of my close friend, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, deeply saddens me. His love for our country was profound.” Lauretta Onochie, a former chairman of the NDDC and ex-aide to the immediate past president Muhammadu Buhari, has also taken to her social media page to mourn the politician.

See their tweets below:

Napoli fans storm Ivory Coast to support Victor Osimhen In other news, a Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen, got the support of fans of his Napoli Football Club who arrived in Ivory Coast.

In a video shared on X, the fans were seen shaking hands with the popular striker, who is the reigning best player in Africa.

The African Cup of Nations kicked off on Saturday, January 13, and Victor Osimhen has been appearing for Nigeria in the tournament.


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