Supporters of the Labour Party have been ordered by a Federal High Court in Lagos not to converge at the Lekki Toll Gate for its #Obidatti Forward Ever Rally slated for October 1, 2022.
Per a report from Channels TV, the court also directed that the Inspector General of Police and the Lagos State Police Commissioner ensure compliance with the order.
The court ruling was given on Wednesday by Justice Daniel Osiagor while ruling on a motion for injunction brought by 10 plaintiffs who asked the court to, among others, restrain the LP, its presidential candidate Peter Obi, his vice Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, one Julius Abure and their loyalists from holding the rally.
The court further held that while the rally cannot stop at the Lekki toll gate, it can pass through the venue to access Falomo Bridge and other locations at which the rally plans to meet.
A preliminary objection filed by the defendants to stop the court from hearing the suit on the grounds that it lacks jurisdiction could not be entertained as parties in the suit had not been served.
The hearing of the substantive suit was adjourned to November 4, 2022.