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.
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).