A contestant for the position of Deputy President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo from Enugu State, Chief Emma Nwankpa, was on the eve of the national election shot by unknown persons.
Nwankpa was accosted by the assailants at the entrance of his house.
He was said to have offered them his wallet for them to spare him but they shot him on his two legs after collecting the wallet and sped off in a car.
Nwankpa, who is now receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital, did not participate in yesterday’s election which he lost to his only opponent, Chief OAU Onyema.
Police spokesman, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the incident, said the police were already investigating the attack.
Meanwhile, a new leadership for the body emerged yesterday with the election of Chief Gary Nnachi Enwo-Igariwey from Ebonyi.