Gunmen on Saturday night shot the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Ogbaku ward in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State, Charles Oke.
Oke, was shot at in his country home at Umunomo Nsokpo in the Ogbaku community.
The PDP chieftain was shot around 8:59 pm by gunmen who gained access to his compound by scaling the fence.
A community source said, “the PDP chairman was shot in his house by gunmen who were waiting for him in his compound.
“He was returning home when the criminals who already waiting for him in his compound attacked him.
“He raised the alarm and tried running into his house but he was shot in one of his legs. The attackers scaled the fence and ran away immediately.”
Our correspondent gathered that the victim was rushed to an undisclosed hospital where he was being treated.
Another source said, “we are thanking God that our chairman survived the attack. Though one of his legs was shattered but we are happy that he is alive. Nobody knows the reason why a ward chairman of an opposition party could be attacked.
When contacted, the spokesperson for the PDP in the state, Collins Opuruozor, said that the party at the state level was on top of the situation, promising to brief the public soon.