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08.02.2024 Featured Ex-Lawmaker Died of Heart Attack While Watching AFCON Game

Published 8th Feb, 2024

By Emmanuel Uti

Cairo Ojougboh, a former member of the House of Representatives who represented the Ika Federal Constituency of Delta State, is dead.

According to THE PUNCH, the former Executive Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) passed away on Wednesday evening while watching the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) semifinals match between Nigeria and South Africa.

“Cairo Ojougboh, a medical doctor, died during the Nigeria vs. South Africa match. The incident happened when the penalty was awarded against Nigeria. Dr. Ojougboh was said to have shouted and slumped due to a massive heart attack when SA scored,” a source was quoted as saying.

Although his family has yet to release a statement to this effect, friends and associates have already begun to mourn him on social media platforms.

In fact, President Bola Tinubu has commiserated with the family, asking them to find strength and hope in God.

Ajuri Ngelale, the Special Adviser to the President, posted on Facebook this morning that President Tinubu condoled with the Ojougboh family, the government, and the people of Delta State over his demise.

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Published 8th Feb, 2024

By Emmanuel Uti

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