2023: Court stops Peter Obi’s supporters from holding rally at Lekki Toll Gate


The Labour Party’s #ObiDatti23 Forward Ever Rally, set for October 1, 2022, was thwarted on Wednesday when a Federal High Court in Lagos ordered the party and its supporters not to congregate at the Lekki Toll-Gate.

The court ruled that Labour Party supporters may pass through the Toll-Gate for their rally but must not congregate at the facility.

The order was also directed by the Presiding Judge, Justice Daniel Osiagor, to the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, and the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi.

Justice Osiagor made the order on Wednesday while ruling on a Motion for Injunction brought by 10 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, one Julius Abure and their loyalists from holding the rally.

Last Friday, the court fixed September 28 for the hearing the Motion.

The Judge fixed the date after listening to the arguments from the Plaintiffs and Respondents’ counsels on the mode of service of court processes, among others.