#Obidiatti23 rally can’t hold at Lekki Toll Gate – Court rules

Written by on September 28, 2022

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday ordered Labour Party (LP) and its supporters not to converge at the Lekki Toll Gate in furtherance of its planned #Obidatti23 Rally scheduled for Oct. 1.

Justice Daniel Osiagor made the order following an application brought by 10 persons seeking, among others things, to restrain the party, its Presidential Candidate, Mr Peter Obi; Obi’s running mate, Yusuf Baba-Ahmed; and their loyalists from holding the rally.

Osiagor, however, held that the while the rally participants should not converge at the Lekki Toll Gate, they can pass through it to access Falomo Bridge and other venues at which they planned to meet.

The court directed the I-G and Lagos State commissioner of police to ensure compliance with the order.

Meanwhile, a preliminary objection filed by the defendants, seeking to stop the court from hearing the suit, on grounds of incompetence, could not be heard.

This is because all the parties in the suit were not served the relevant court processes.

The court will hear the substantive suit on Nov. 4.

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