Members of the Indepen-dent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria IPMAN have expressed joy over the Appeal Court judgment in Abuja that declared Elder Chinedu Okoronkwo as the National President of the association.
IPMAN’s national Secretary, Alhaji Danladi Pasali, stated this after the National Executive Meeting (NEC) of the Association in Abuja.
Pasali said the judgment and restoration of Okonkwo as the as IPMAN president would address the issues of misconduct and mismanagement that have been rocking the Association.
Pasali said Okoronkwo remains the substantive National President of IPMAN based on the Appeal Court judgment.
He said the Court of Appeal, Abuja reaffirmed the High court judgment of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja suit No. FCT/HC/CV/1479/2016 delivered on 28th day of May, 2014, which upheld the election of IPMAN National Executive committee of 10th May, 2014.
According to him, the interest of all members of the association will be a top priority of the President. He said the judgment is a welcome development to IPMAN members nationwide and the oil and gas industry. “The judgment once again confirmed Okoronkwo as substantive National President of IPMAN,” he said.
Pasali said IPMAN members nationwide welcomed the Appeal Court judgment as it will enable the Association maintain the serenity and orderliness members used to enjoy in the distribution and dispensing of petroleum products to Nigerians across the country.
“Now that Okoronkwo is on IPMAN driver’s seat, members will get their allocation accordingly. The NEC had reached agreement with DAPPMA for better synergy in meeting product availability in the country since DAPPMA has better strength in storage.
“IPMAN members own and control 80 per cent of fuel outlets in Nigeria and are better positioned to efficiently distribute and dispense fuel to Nigerians in urban and hinterland.
Pasali said the Appeal Court Abuja judgment delivered on 7th December, 2017, confirmed the National Executive Committee members as Elder Chinedu Okoronkwo, National President; Alhaji Abubakar Maigani Shettima, Vice President; Aihaji Danladi Pasali, National Secretary; Bola Adeleke, National Treasurer; Chief Leo Nkameme, National Organising Secretary; Alhaji Yakubu Ali Dimka, National Auditor; Chief J.D. Ubani (JP).
National Financial Secretary; Dr Hammed Adekunle Fashil, Assistant National Secretary; Alhaji Umar Baba Kano, National Legal Adviser; Chief Ezekwesili Maduagwuna, Chief Whip; and Alhaji Yakubu Suleman, National PRO.
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