A chairmanship aspirant of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State for the party’s forthcoming congress, Silas Bouwe, is said to be recuperating in hospital after he was shot by yet-to-be identified gunmen.

Bouwe, a former lawmaker representing Isoko South constituency II in Delta State House of Assembly, it was gathered , was shot on Sunday in his abdomen at Oleh, headquarters of Isoko South Local Government Area.

The bandits include four gunmen, who had attempted to snatch his car.

Sources said the APC chieftain was driving in his SUV from a barbing saloon, where he had gone to have his hair cut when he was attacked by the hoodlums.

Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Andrew Aniamaka, said the gunmen drove in a blue saloon car.

"He (Bouwe) had made an attempt to reverse his car and he rammed into a building. In the process, he was shot.

"The man is recuperating somewhere in a hospital."

He, however, maintained that there was no evidence that the attack was politically motivated.

Aniamaka said the police had commenced investigation into the matter, expressing optimism that the police would in no distant time, bring the suspects to book.