Court Stops Peter Obi’s Supporters From Holding Rally at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos

Date: 28-09-2022 6:08 pm (2 months ago) | Author: kacy lee
- at 28-09-2022 06:08 PM (2 months ago)
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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered supporters of the Labour Party (LP) not to hold a rally scheduled for October 1 at the Lekki tollgate.

Justice Daniel Osiago also ordered the Lagos State Police Commissioner and the Inspector-General of Police to ensure compliance to the order.

Osiago made this ruling on Wednesday while ruling on a suit marked FHC/L/CS/1729/2022 asking the court to restrain Peter Obi, presidential candidate of LP; Datti Baba-Ahmed, vice-presidential candidate; Julius Abure, party chairman and their supporters from holding the rally in Lagos until the hearing and determination of their suit.

The plaintiffs argued that the rally could cause the breakdown of law and order in Lagos, similar to the October 2020 #EndSARS rally in which lives were lost and properties were destroyed across the state.

They also asked the court to restrain Obi and his party, as well as their loyalists, from further planning and promoting the rally.

They further sought an injunction to prevent the rally from going ahead as well as the organisers from using the Lekki toll plaza or any other space within Lagos state.

Although the court ordered that the rally cannot stop at the Lekki tollgate, the judge held that it can pass through the venue to access Falomo Bridge and other venues at which the rally plans to meet.

The plaintiffs, in the suit marked FHC/L/CS/1729/2022, include Adedotun Ajulo, Salamatu Lewi, Hakeem Ijaduola, Ogunbona Akinpelu, Owolabi Oluwasegun, Mogbojuri Kayode, Wuyep Nadom, Dimimu Mabel, Kolawole Salami and Wale Lawrence (the only non-lawyer).

Other defendants are the IGP, Lagos commissioner of police, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lekki Concession Company (LCC) Limited, attorney-general of Lagos, and the governor of Lagos.

The matter has been adjourned to November 4 for hearing of the substantive suit.


Posted: at 28-09-2022 06:08 PM (2 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- gogoman at 28-09-2022 06:37 PM (2 months ago)
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Rally can be held in different parks in Lagos, TBS, GANI PARK ...E.T.C.... not on the access road!!! why una like trouble? why
Posted: at 28-09-2022 06:37 PM (2 months ago) | Grande Master
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- fineboy77 at 28-09-2022 07:50 PM (2 months ago)
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Lekki toll gate is in Nigeria. We are Nigerians and can hold our rally peacefully, anywhere within our country !

Posted: at 28-09-2022 07:50 PM (2 months ago) | Hero
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- nikiniki at 28-09-2022 08:12 PM (2 months ago)
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Why the toll gate? They are about to make the man lose! Nuisance
Posted: at 28-09-2022 08:12 PM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- nikiniki at 28-09-2022 08:14 PM (2 months ago)
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Quote from: fineboy77 on 28-09-2022 07:50 PM
Lekki toll gate is in Nigeria. We are Nigerians and can hold our rally peacefully, anywhere within our country !
You can hold rally without impediment of other people's right. Toll gate is a public access. What will you say if Tinubu's rally is held there? Common now!
Posted: at 28-09-2022 08:14 PM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- fineboy77 at 29-09-2022 07:32 AM (2 months ago)
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Quote from: nikiniki on 28-09-2022 08:14 PM
You can hold rally without impediment of other people's right. Toll gate is a public access. What will you say if Tinubu's rally is held there? Common now!
They never said, they will sleep over at the toll gate. Just a starting point for the march. I wouldn't care if Tinubu or Atiku should do theirs there too.

Posted: at 29-09-2022 07:32 AM (2 months ago) | Hero
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- Northrop at 29-09-2022 10:17 AM (2 months ago)
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It doesn't even make sense, a political rally in support of a man purporting to take Nigeria to greater hights yet trying to choke the nerve centre of the largest economy in the same country! Do these silly 'Obi-dients' know the cost of disrupting such a road and its impact. Besides, it will create a precedent for next political rallies unnecessarily bringing chaos to the polity. MAKE UNA GET SENSE ABEG! THESE BORROWED IPOB SENSE OF ECONOMIC SABOTTAGE AND STAY AT HOME MONDAYS is not for NIGERIA!
Posted: at 29-09-2022 10:17 AM (2 months ago) | Upcoming
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