Comrade Robert Obi Emerges IPMAN Chairman for Calabar Depot

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…Pledges Transparent Leaders

After a prolonged eight-year leadership tussle, Comrade Robert Obi has clinched the position of chairman for the Calabar Depot of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN). In a commitment to transparency, Obi vows to lead a new era for the association.

Comrade Obi and eleven other members of the Executive were successfully elected during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Special General Meeting held at DANIC Hotels in Calabar. The newly formed twelve-man executive will be at the helm for the next three years.

The AGM saw the presence of representatives from the National President, Zonal leaders, IPMAN elders from Calabar Depot unit, representatives of Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD), and other critical stakeholders.

In his acceptance speech, Obi acknowledged the challenges faced by the Calabar branch of IPMAN and expressed confidence in the new team’s ability to overcome these hurdles. He emphasized the need for collective support from stakeholders such as Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD), Petroleum Station Workers (PSW), Independent Marketers Branch (IMB), and Oil/Gas Workers (OGS) to restore the business to its former glory.

“We call on all our stakeholders not to leave us behind but give us the support they have been giving because what affects one affects the other,” Obi urged.

Chairman of the electoral committee, Sir Michael Udofia, highlighted that the election marked a collective effort by depot owners, filling stations, and stakeholders to elect new leadership.

IPMAN’s national president, Alhaji Ahmed Debo, represented by Michael Udofia, the national legal adviser, assured that the challenges faced by the Calabar Depot Chapter were permanently addressed. He emphasized the importance of the new executive working in harmony to reposition their businesses, expressing confidence in Comrade Robert Obi’s experience and leadership capacity.

Comrade Robert Obi’s emergence as IPMAN chairman signifies a new chapter for the Calabar Depot, with a strong commitment to transparency and collaborative efforts to overcome challenges.