Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Ayade lift IPMN's suspension, recognises Obi as chairman

By Ukorebi Esien 

According to a press statement signed by the Governor's spoke person, Mr. Christian Ita and made available to our newsroom, the governor of Cross River State, Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade (KSJ) has lifted the suspension placed on Independent Petroleum Maketers Association of Nigeria (IPMN). 

The statement revealed that the government now recognises Mr. Robert Obi as the interim Chairman of the Association in the state, while calling on all other interested parties in the leadership tussle to join hands in ensuring lasting peace is provided as it assures that pending issues will be resolved shortly. 

The statement reads below:

The Cross River State Government hereby lifts the suspension it placed on the activities of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMN) in the state.

Government also now recognizes Mr. Robert Obi as the interim chairman of (IPMAN) in the state.

Government therefore, appeals to all the parties involved in the leadership dispute in the association to join hands in the effort to find lasting solution to the matter.

All other issues shall be resolved shortly.

Christian Ita
Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the Governor

Recall that the state government had some time in August this year suspended the activities of IPMAN in the state owing to leadership crisis.

In a press statement made available to newsmen early this month, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor, Mr Christian Ita, the group was ordered to stop further activities forthwith in the State.

Consequently, no group was to parade itself as the leadership of the association.

Reports had it that the group had been entangled with leadership tussle, which had caused scarcity of petroleum products in the state.