An Appeal Court sitting in Abuja has declared Elder Chinedu Okoronkwo as the National President of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN).
The court dismissed the appeal against the judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, in Suit No: FCT/HC/CV/1479/2014, which was delivered on May 28, 2014 by Justice Valentine Ashi.
National Secretary of IPMAN, Alhaji Danladi Passali, in a statement issued after the National Executive Meeting (NEC), in Abuja, on Wednesday said the recognition of Okoronkwo as IPMAN President would address all issues of misconduct and mismanagement plaguing the association and portraying it in bad light.
The Association’s Secretary said that the recognition of Okoronkwo as the substantive National president of IPMAN wass 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.
“IPMAN nationwide members welcomes Appeal Court judgment, which will enable us maintain the serenity we normally enjoy 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”, he said.
Passali said the judgment of the Appeal Court 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.
04 January, 2018