By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
Members of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria IPMAN have expressed joy over the recent Appeal court judgment in Abuja which declared Elder Chinedu Okoronkwo as the National president of IPMAN.
The marketers in a statement issued by the association’s National Secretary, Alhaji Danladi PassAli after the National Executive Meeting (NEC) held on Wednesday in Abuja.
PassAli said that the new development would address the issues of misconduct and mismanagement which they say is currently rocking the association.
The association’s secretary said that Okoronkwo remains the substantive National president of IPMAN based on the Appeal Court judgment.
PassAli said that the court of Appeal, Abuja re-affirmed the High court judgment, 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 10thMay, 2014.
According to him, the interest of all members of the association will be a top priority of the President.
The IPMAN scribe said that 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.
PassAli said that the IPMAN nationwide members welcomes Appeal Court judgment, which will enable us maintained the serenity we normally enjoyed in the distribution and dispensing of petroleum products to Nigerians in all nooks and crannies of the country.
“Now that Okoronkwo is on the IPMAN association’s driver seat, members will gets 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.
“And IPMAN which controlled 80 per cent outlets has better trend in distribution and dispensing in both urban and hinterland in the country.
PassAli said the judgment of the Appeal Court Abuja delivered on 7th December, 2017 confirmed that the National Executive Committee members, Elder Chinedu Okoronkwo, National President, Alhaji Abubakar Maigani Shettima, Vice- President, Aihaji Danladi PassAli, National Secreatry, Bola Adeleke, National Treasurer, Chief Leo Nkameme, National Organisational 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, Alhaji Yakubu Suleman, National PRO