The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN)
By Ike Uchechukwu, CALABAR
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association (IPMAN), SouthEast Zone has promised to closure stations in Calabar, Port Harcourt and Enugu over what they depicted as perpetual police badgering of its chiefs.
Cross River Chairman of the affiliation, Mr Robert Obi, made the exposure in a meeting with newsmen on Friday in Calabar.
He said that the transition to close every one of the terminals and filling stations was reached at after series of gatherings for certain partners on the new affirmed moves by the Police Legal unit at the power central command, Abuja.
He claimed that the move was to capture its chiefs across the zone and conceivably introduce factional initiative.
He said that the activity, when completed, would prompt more emergency in the relationship disregarding different court proclamations letting the matter go.
Vanguard discovered that the zone has been overwhelmed by administration quarrel which prompted different legal disputes been established.
The South East zone of IPMAN, includes Enugu, Aba, Rivers, Cross River and Benue states with more than 40 stops and 1,000 gas stations with around 2,000 individuals.
The zone has been having a running fight with officials of the Nigeria Police over supposed endeavor by the police to “force” a factional initiative on the affiliation.
Obi glared at the supposed unlawful moves by the police specialists and some “displeased components” to either misconstrue the Supreme Court governing or undermine the desire of individuals.
He said their point was to force their cohorts on the affiliation in any event, when current realities of the matter are extremely clear.
He made sense of that the Attorney general of the Federation letter, duplicated to Mr Chinedu Okoronkwo and his group, who missed out at the Supreme Court, had recognized Alhaji Sanusi Fari as bona fide National President of IPMAN as well as his Depot/Unit administrators.
His words :” Following the lawful exhortation, the police are putting all arms stockpiles to capture the ongoing leaders of IPMAN in Nigeria, especially in Calabar NNPC stop and supposedly hand them over to individuals of their decision.
“IPMAN cautions that further step ought not be taken by the Police to obstruct the ongoing administration of the affiliation and we will close down the dispersion channels of oil and associated items in Nigeria forthcoming when the police keep the correct thing.
“IPMAN authority has made plans to go on with their freedoms in the constitution and keep the surviving regulations and staying alive decisions of the courts in support of themselves,” Obi said .
When reached , Force Headquarters representative, Mr Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said he didn’t know about the matter.