By G9ija

Benard Mikko, a former Rivers State lawmaker, has described Dr. Cairo Ojougboh as a brave-hearted political torch-bearer that is passionate about the well-being of Nigerians and the advancement of the country’s democracy.

He said this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja while felicitating Ojougboh on his 63rd birthday anniversary.

He added that he is a respected political icon.

Mikko represented Khana and Gokana Federal Constituency from 1999 to 2003 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in the fourth National Assembly.

“Ojougboh had over the years never left anyone in doubt that he is a respected political icon, a quintessential trail blazer, a dogged goal-getter and a pragmatic grassroot political leader,” he said.

Mikko added that Ojougboh, also the Akinuwa of Aniomalamd in Delta State, had unrelentingly provided quality leadership style worthy of commendation at any capacity he served.

According to him, Ojougboh has helped in various capacity in presenting the roadmap needed to strengthen our nascent democracy.

He said that Ojougboh’s birthday, therefore, presented a veritable opportunity for political associates, loyalists, supporters, friends and family to rejoice and felicitate with him.

“The Ika people, Deltans and indeed Nigerians are proud of you,” Mikko, who was also a Rivers State governorship aspirant on the All Progressives Congress platform, said.

In a separate statement, Dr. Sunny Uwagba, who was Ojougboh’s schoolmate, described him as an humble trustworthy trail blazer and a philanthropist always ready to lift people up.

“As you celebrate another year, may your eyes not go dim and may your natural strength not be abated,” Uwagba said.

Ojougboh a chieftain of the APC, was the immediate past Executive Director of Projects at the Niger Delta Development Commission and Campaign Director of Senator Ali-Modu Sheriff Campaign Organisation.

He was born on September 8, 1959 in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State.