BREAKING: Popular APC Chieftain Slumps, Dies While Watching Super Eagles Vs South Africa [Photo]

BREAKING: Popular APC Chieftain Slumps, Dies While Watching Super Eagles Vs South Africa [Photo]

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, Cairo Ojuogboh is dead.

Cairo Ojuogboh collapsed and died on Wednesday.

The Delta APC chieftain died while watching the semi final match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

He was a former Executive Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

A family source disclosed that Ojougboh collapsed and died immediately South Africa scored the equaliser against Nigeria.

Nigeria’s captain, William Ekong, had scored from the spot to give the Super Eagles the lead in the 67th minute of the South Africa encounter.

A dramatic twist of event saw Victor Osimhen’s celebrations cut short in the 86th minute after scoring what would have been Nigeria’s 2nd goal.

But a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) review resulted in a penalty against Super Eagles after Alhassan Yusuf had fouled a player in his goal area.

Bafana Bafana’s Teboho Mokoena, sent goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali to the wrong side to even the score in the 88th minute.

It was gathered that Ojuogboh slumped immediately after Mokoena scored the penalty kick. Attempts to revive him proved abortive.

“He [Cairo Ojuogboh] died yesterday after South Africa was awarded a penalty. As soon as they scored, he screamed and collapsed. That was the end of him,” the family source disclosed.

TNG reports the remains of the Delta APC chieftain have been deposited at the Garki Hospital mortuary in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

Ojuogboh represented Ika Federal Constituency in House of Representatives, between 2003 – 2007.

He was the Director, Projects, on the Interim Management Committee, IMC, of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Born on September 8, 1959 in Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, Ojougbo was a Medical Doctor, Chairman and Founder of Ojougboh Foundation,

He was the Presidential Spokesman of the All Nigeria Congress, APC, Presidential Campaign Council,  Delta State,  APC Gubernatorial Aspirant 2019, Delta State, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. gubernatorial aspirant 2007, Delta State, among others.

Ojuogboh attended Pilgrims Baptist Primary School, Agbor (1966 – 1971), Columba’s Grammar School (Now Gbenoba Grammar School, Agbor) (1972 – 1976),  Auchi Polytechnic now Federal Polytechnic, Auchi (1978 – 1979), University of Benin, Benin City (1979 – 1985), among others.

He was the  Chairman Alliance for Democracy (AD) (1998-1999), National Vice Chairman and Chairman Peoples Democratic Party, South South (August 2014 – August 2016), Deputy National Chairman PDP (September 2016 – August 2017),  Political Adviser to Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark CON, OFR, Executive Secretary National Unity Group (NUG), Member – All Progressives Congress – September 16, 2017 till he passed on, Chairman, Delta State PDP Reconciliation and Harmonization  Committee – (2010).

He held the chieftaincy titles of Akinuwa Anioma, Chieftaincy Title conferred on him at the Palace of the Asagba of Asaba, the Akinuwa of Agbor Kingdom, The Ihiale of Umunede and the The Odua of Akumazi.

Source: TNG

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