30 August 2012, Sweetcrude, WARRI – THE Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria IPMAN, Delta State chapter, has denied newspaper reports that it was planning to drag the state government to court over multiple taxation levied against its members by some suspected tax agents of government.
Chairman of IPMAN in the state, Chief Akpos Edafevwotu, in a statement described the reports as blatant falsehood and figment of the imagination of the writers.
He described the reports as calculated attempt to jeopardise the existing cordial relationship IPMAN had with the state government and portray the association in bad light.
Edafevwotu lamented that some reporters, who attended the recent annual general meeting of IPMAN at Ekpan, quoted him out of context and misrepresented the facts in their publications, saying he only told the reporters that the association would employ dialogue to resolve issues of multiple taxation with the state government.
He added that the option of litigation did not arise during his encounter with the press.