There was a mild drama at the senate during a public hearing on the cause of the petrol scarcity across the country.
At the commencement of the hearing on Thursday, Kabir Marafa, chairman of the committee on downstream, asked stakeholders to introduce themselves.
But three people – Obasi Lawson, Sanusi Fari and Okoronkwo Chinedu – all claimed to be the head of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN).
Chinedu told the lawmakers that the court of appeal recently upheld him as the authentic chairman of IPMAN.
Lawason and Fari also argued their case. Given the development, the committee acknowledged Aminu Abdulkadir, executive secretary of IPMAN, to speak for the association.
Marafa said the hearing was not set up to settle disputes but find the root cause of the petrol scarcity.
He said if need be, he would take all their submissions geared towards addressing the scarcity.