ENUGU ASSEMBLY INTERVENES IN THE LEADERSHIP TUSSLE ROCKING IPMAN, ENUGU
The Enugu State House of Assembly has urged security agencies to unravel circumstances surrounding alleged shooting at NNPC Depot Enugu.
The Chairman of the House Committee on Environment, Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Mr. Obinna Okenwa, made the call at the Assembly Complex during a joint meeting with factional leaders of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) Enugu Depot.
The Enugu State House of Assembly invited leaders of the two factions following a petition to the House on alleged threat to life, attempted murder by a factional Chairman of the organization, Mr. Tagbo Nnamani.
It was reported that unknown gunmen invaded the NNPC Depot Enugu shooting sporadically with an alleged plan to prevent Chief Tagbo Nnamani from gaining entry into the Secretariat of the union.
Chief Nnamani, in his submission to the Committee, claimed that he was executing Supreme Court judgment, which affirms him as the authentic Chairman of IPMAN in the State and called on the security agents to do the needful.
The other factional Chairman, Chief Ikechukwu Nwankwo, while addressing the Committee, claimed that the Supreme Court judgment had nothing to do with Enugu leadership as Mr. Nnamani was not a party to the suit.
Mr. Nwankwo commended the House for intervention, noting that his group was law-abiding
After listening to their presentations, the Chairman of the Committee, Mr. Obinna Okenwa warned that the House would not tolerate any act that would lead to the breakdown of laws and order.
He urged the security agencies to investigate the matter and called on the warring factions to sheet their swords.
Mr. Okenwa said that the House was committed to the welfare of the people and condemned any act that would jeopardize the existing peace in the State.