A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, Olorogun Ovoke Oshasha, has survived an assassination attempt on his life.
Oshasha was waylaid on Saturday by yet-to-be identified gunmen in Ughelli, headquarters of Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state.
He was driving in his Toyota Land cruiser at the Mission Road end of Oniemo Street in the metropolis at about 4.30 pm when he was accosted and shot by the gunmen.
Sources said the gunmen who drove in a Highlander SUV opened fire at him through the front windscreen, causing pandemonium in the area.
The source said Oshasha sustained gun injuries on his chest, adding that he was rushed to a nearby hospital for medical attention.
Oshasha, who is receiving treatment in an undisclosed location, said thew sky-blue Toyota Highlander SUV which the gunmen attacked him with trailed him from Afiesere Road.
He said he was going to pick up invitation cards from a printing press in Oniemo, adding that as he was pulling over at the printing press, the gunmen overtook and parked in his front.
Oshasha who said sensed danger, immediately put his car reverse, adding that the boys came out of the car with Ak47 rifles and started shooting at him.
He was stocked after he was hit by bullets on his chest, adding that the hoodlums thinking that he was dead, took his hand chain, beads and zoomed off.
Saying that he is stable condition, he called on the police and other security agencies to fish out the suspected assailants.
Contacted, Delta Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe confirmed the incident, saying the matter is being investigated.