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Obidient rally barred at Lekki Toll Gate

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The October 1 rally the Obidient Movement planned to hold at Lekki Toll Plaza, Lagos, has been banned in a way.

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos State on Wednesday ordered the Labour Party and its supporters not to converge on the venue to rally for the LP candidate Peter Obi.

The court ruled that the LP supporters could pass through the facility for its rally but must not converge there.

Presiding 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.

The judge 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, Julius Abure and their loyalists from holding the rally.

The 2020 incident when anti-police brutality protest tagged ENDSARS degenerated into nationwide violence which  climaxed at the toll gate.

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