The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has directed its member filling stations across the country to sell petrol for N140 per litre from Wednesday, February 20 to February 25. This is against the current N145 per litre pump price.
A statement released by Chinedu Okoronkwo, IPMAN’s National President, said the N5 reduction is to motivate many Nigerians to travel to their respective destinations to cast their votes on Saturday February 23.
Recall that part of the complaints by Nigerians following the postponement of the election from last Saturday, February 16 to Saturday, February 25, is that they incured huge costs by travelling to various places to vote last Saturday, and would have to travel again this Saturday.
The statement reads: “IPMAN was prompted to slash N5 from the N145 per litre official Petroleum pump price in a bid to motivate Nigerians to return to vote again on February 23. We urge all our members across Nigeria to immediately reduce the fuel pump price from N145 per litre to N140 per litre.
“This is because of the political situation that hit the country after INEC suddenly announced the postponement of presidential and National Assembly elections after Nigerians were fully prepared. We are all aware how Nigerians travelled to different parts of the country in order to exercise their civic duty; unfortunately, they heard a sad news of postponement of the polls.
“This made us deem it fit to reduce the pump price in order to ease their suffering, and to also motivate them to travel again to exercise their franchise on February 23.”