The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has directed its members nationwide to reduce petroleum pump price from N145 per litre to N140.
In a statement released on Sunday, Chinedu Okworonkwo, national president of the association, said the price slash will be effective between February 20 and February 25.
“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,” the statement read.
“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.”
The price slash echoes a similar move by the administration of Goodluck Jonathan to reduce the pump price of petrol from N97 to N87 per litre ahead of the 2015 general elections.
While Nigerians celebrated the decision at the time, it didn’t stop him being voted out of office at the poll.