The Labour Party and its followers are not to congregate at the Lekki toll gate for the rally it wants to host in the state on October 1st, 2022, according to an order from Justice Daniel Osiagor of the Federal High Court in Lagos.
The Lagos State Police Commissioner and Inspector General of Police were also ordered by the court to oversee order compliance.
The judge made the judgment today while considering an application for an injunction filed by ten plaintiffs. They asked the court to prevent the LP, its presidential candidate Peter Obi, his running mate Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, Julius Abure, and their supporters from staging the rally, among other things.
The court further ruled that although the rally cannot stop at the Lekki toll gate, it may pass through the area to get to the Falomo Bridge and other locations where it intends to convene.
However, because all parties to the lawsuit had not been served, the defendants’ preliminary objection, which sought to prevent the court from hearing the motion on the grounds that it lacked jurisdiction, could not be taken into consideration.
The hearing for the substantive lawsuit was postponed by the court until November 4.
In the lawsuit, 10 plaintiffs asked the court to do a number of things, including stop the LP, its presidential candidate Peter Obi, his running mate Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, Julius Abure, and their supporters from holding a rally until their motion-on-notice hearing and decision on September 12, 2022.
Adedotun Ajulo, Salamatu Suleiman Lewi, Hakeem Ijaduola, Ogunbona Akinpelu, Owolabi K. Oluwasegun, Mogbojuri Kayode, Wuyep Mantim Nadom, Dimimu Mabel, Kolawole Salami, and Mr. Wale Abe Lawrence are among the plaintiffs.