#OBIDATTI23 Rally: Court Orders Obi’s Supporters Not To Converge At Lekki Toll Gate
Written by Broad Admin on September 28, 2022
The Labour Party’s #ObiDatti23 Forward Ever Rally scheduled to be held on October 1, 2022, suffered a setback on Wednesday as a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos ordered the party and its supporters not to converge on the Lekki Toll-Gate.
The court also held that while Obi’s supporters cannot stop at the Lekki toll gate, they can pass through the venue to access Falomo Bridge and other venues at which the rally plans to meet.
Presiding Judge, Justice Daniel Osiagor, also directed the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, and the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, to ensure compliance with the order.
Justice Osiagor made the order on Wednesday while ruling on a Motion for Injunction brought by 10 plaintiffs, including nine lawyers, who are asking the court to, among others, restrain the LP, its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, his running mate, Yusuf Baba-Ahmed, one Julius Abure and their loyalists from holding the rally.
Last Friday, the court fixed September 28 for the hearing the Motion.
The Judge fixed the date after listening to the arguments from the Plaintiffs and Respondents’ counsels on the mode of service of court processes, among others.