The national executive, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), has condemned efforts aimed at discouraging stakeholders from attending the forthcoming annual general meeting (AGM) of NIPCO.
Its Secretary-General, Mr. Danladi Pasali, in a communiqué issued after the National Executive Council meeting in Abuja, debunked the rumour and asked its members and other stakeholders in NIPCO to attend the firm’s AGM.
The debunked report, which was attributed to IPMAN, had advised shareholders and other stakeholders in NIPCO not to attend the AGM for security reasons. It added that an internal problem centred on calls for removal of Chief Bestman Anekwe as the chairman of NIPCO is in court and had been reported to all the security agencies.
Pasali said IPMAN was aware that the chairman of NIPCO Plc, Chief Anekwe, has complied with the necessary provision of law.
He said IPMAN under the leadership of Chief Chinedu Okoronkwo respects the views of members of IPMAN on freedom of speech, adding that the NEC of IPMAN will not tolerate anybody to hide under the Association’s name to commit unlawful action to the detriment of IPMAN’s name.