Former Nigerian Vice President and the 2023 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed deep sorrow over the demise of Cairo Ojuogboh, a prominent chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Executive Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Ojuogboh tragically collapsed and passed away while watching the Super Eagles match against South Africa in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Wednesday.
A former member of the House of Representatives (2003-2007) and a leader within the APC in Delta State, Ojuogboh’s sudden death has left the political community in mourning.
In a heartfelt tribute on social media, Atiku described Ojuogboh as a patriotic Nigerian with an unwavering love for the country.
The former vice president expressed a personal sense of loss, emphasizing Cairo’s profound dedication to Nigeria.
Atiku’s statement read: “The sudden passing of my close friend, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, deeply saddens me.
“His love for our country was profound. Cairo was a shining example of patriotism; his dedication to Nigeria was unwavering, and his departure is a personal loss that leaves a void in my heart.
“As we mourn, let us remember the passion and zeal for Nigeria that defined his life. May his soul rest in perfect peace.”