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Petroleum shortage lingers as IPMAN drops to close down filling stations

A new petroleum shortage has all the earmarks of being approaching as the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has taken steps to close down all filling stations in the nation over the supposed unlawful attack of its public secretariat by the Nigerian police.

IPMAN cautioned that it may likewise chop down provisions from tomorrow should the government and Inspector General of Police neglect to address affirmed illicit acts executed by the police power.

This was spread the word about by the National Public Relations Officer (PRO) of IPMAN, Mr. Yakubu Suleiman, on Sunday during a collaboration with columnists in Jos.

A few men of the Nigerian Police Force were asserted to have attacked IPMAN National Secretariat last Friday for some undisclosed reasons, as per a report from Thisday. Suleiman depicted the attack as an unlawful clampdown supposedly supported by certain frauds marching themselves as chiefs of IPMAN.

What the IPMAN National Officer is saying

Suleiman said bothered individuals and authorities at State, zonal and warehouse levels have met and made plans to close down filling stations over the episode.

He said, “While there is staying alive Supreme Court judgment of December 2018, that has since discarded a suit No. SC15/2015, and requested that Mr. Chinedu Okoronkwo, is our President, and Alhaji Danladi Garba Pasali, as National secretary.

The proceeded with infringement of this judgment, even by the police is making more mischief the downstream area of the oil business, which if such isn’t ended will prompt exemption and insurgency.”

While calling attention to that a comparative police attack prompted the conclusion of Suleja terminal last week, he asserted that the occurrence would have upset oil-based goods supplies to Abuja and northern states however for the mediation of the National Secretariat.

Suleiman said, “The facts confirm that individuals from IPMAN in numerous states across areas of Nigeria, have met and others are meeting and conveying to us that they will close down, from Tuesday. The ramifications would be there will be a lack of fuel shortage in the country.”

The IPMAN PRO approached the Chief Justice of the Federation, the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources, NNPC, the National Assembly, and Inspector General of Police to intercede in the emergency to secure set down law and order.

He said, “We are approaching all arms of government including the security organizations to make the important move, towards stopping exemption in the downstream area of the oil business.”

What you should know

IPMAN has been enmeshed in emergency for quite a while as there have been extended fights in court over the valid initiative of the National Executive Committee of the relationship since 2014.

The Supreme Court had on December 14, 2018, conveyed judgment for the situation brought by Chief Obasi Lawson against Elder Chinedu Okoronkwo and 10 others, affirming Okoronkwo as the legitimate head of IPMAN’s public body and likewise, all the state leaders set up by him.

Be that as it may, not happy with every one of the decisions won by Okoronkwo and his gathering at the lower, Appeal and Supreme Courts, Lawson in another suit founded by Mr. Ben Dimkpa and four others for themselves, as agents of IPMAN individuals, Eastern zone, against the Registered Trustees of IPMAN headed by Aminu Abdulkadir and others, gone to the Federal High Court, Calabar and got a judgment against the Okoronkwo-upheld Board of Trustees (BOT) and others, in spite of remaining alive decisions from the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

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