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Court Stops Obi Supporters From Holding Rally at Lekki Toll-Gate

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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos State on Wednesday ordered the Labour Party and its supporters not to converge on the Lekki Toll-Gate for its planned rally for the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

MoneyCentral reports that supporters of Obi had scheduled ObiDatti23 Forward Ever Rally to be held on October 1, 2022, in Lagos.

Against the earlier plan to converge at the Toll-Gate, the court ruled that the LP supporters could pass through the facility for its rally but must not converge there.

Justice Daniel Osiagor, who gave the order, also directed the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, and the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, to ensure compliance with the order.

He gave the order while ruling on a Motion for Injunction brought by ten 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.

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