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#Obiphobia: Court restrains Peter Obi supporters from holding planned rally at Lekki Toll Gate Oct. 1



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The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Wednesday retrained the supporters of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, from converging at the Lekki toll gate for its #Obidatti23 Forward Ever Rally planned to hold on October 1, 2022.

The presiding judge, Justice Daniel Osiagor, delivering judgment on a motion for injunction brought by 10 lawyers seeking court order to, among other things, restrain the LP, its presidential candidate Peter Obi, his running mate Datti Baba-Ahmed, one Julius Abure and their loyalists from holding the rally, further ordered the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, and the Lagos State Police Commissioner, Abiodun Alabi, to ensure compliance with the order.

The court, however, 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.

The court adjourned hearing of the substantive suit to November 4, 2022.

The suit was filed by 10 lawyers, who include Adedotun Ajulo Esq., Salamatu Suleiman Lewi Esq., Hakeem Ijaduola, Esq., Ogunbona Akinpelu Esq., Owolabi K. Oluwasegun, Esq., Mogbojuri Kayode Esq., Wuyep Mantim Nadom Esq., Dimimu Mabel, Esq., Kolawole Salami, Esq. and Mr. Wale Abe Lawrence.

The 10 defendants include Obi, LP, Baba-Ahmed, Abure, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Commissioner of Police (Lagos State Command), Director-General (Department of State Services), Lekki Concession Company (LCC) Limited, Attorney-General of Lagos State and The Governor of Lagos State.

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