A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has requested the Work Party and its allies not to merge at the Lekki cost door for its #Obidatti23 Forward At any point Rally charged to hang on the first of October, 2022.
The court additionally directed the Examiner General of Police, Usman Baba, and the Lagos State Police Chief, Abiodun Alabi, to guarantee consistence with the request.
Justice Daniel Osiagor made the request Wednesday while administering on a movement for directive brought by 10 offended parties, who are asking the court to, among others, limit the LP, its official competitor Peter Obi, his running mate Datti Baba-Ahmed, one Julius Abure and their supporters from holding the convention.
The court also held that while Obi’s allies can’t stop at the Lekki cost entryway, they can go through the scene to get to Falomo Extension and different settings at which the assembly intends to meet.
A preliminary objection filed by the defendants seeking to stop the court from hearing the motion on the grounds that it lacked jurisdiction could however not be entertained as all parties to the suit had not been served.
The court adjourned hearing of the substantive suit to November 4, 2022.
In the suit, 10 plaintiffs are 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 1st to 10th defendants are 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.
In the substantive suit, the plaintiffs are arguing among other things that a repeat or celebration of the “infamous” EndSARS protest of 2020 under the political guise of “#Obidatti23 Forward Ever Rally” will cause a breakdown of peace and will result in post-traumatic stress disorder for them and the public.