BREAKING: Top APC Chieftain Ojougboh Slumps, Dies While Watching Nigeria vs South Africa Match

BREAKING: Top APC Chieftain Ojougboh Slumps, Dies While Watching Nigeria vs South Africa Match

  • 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 reportedly collapsed when a penalty was awarded to South Africa against the Super Eagles during the AFCON 2023 semi-final match
  • Former VP Atiku Abubakar and ex-presidential aide Lauretta Onochie have mourned the sudden death of the Delta-born politician

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Cairo Ojougboh, 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, is dead.

Ojougboh, renowned for his outspoken personality, 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).

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APC chieftain slumps and dies Photo Credit: Cairo Ojougboh
Source: Twitter

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

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The source said:

“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

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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. He described 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 former president Muhammadu Buhari, also took to her social media page to mourn the politician.

See their tweets below:

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15 killed in fresh attack in Benue earlier reported that a Benue community, Ugboju, in the Agatu LGA of the state, came under fresh attack on Wednesday afternoon.

According to locals in the community, about 15 bodies had been recovered in less than 24 hours after the attack.

The police spokesperson in the state, Catherine Anene, said she was yet to be informed about the incident from the DPO in Agatu.


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