Court Grants Forward Ever Really for #Obidatti23

The Labour Party and its followers may hold the #Obidatti23 Forward Ever Rally scheduled for October 1, according to the Federal High Court in Lagos, but they are not allowed to congregate at the Lekki toll gate.

The Lagos State Police Commissioner, Abiodun Alabi, and Inspector General of Police Usman Baba were both given instructions by the court to make sure the ruling was followed.

Justice Daniel Osiagor made the order in response to an application for injunction filed by ten plaintiffs, who asked the court to prevent the LP, its presidential candidate Peter Obi, his running partner Datti Baba-Ahmed, one Julius Abure, and their supporters from having the gathering.

The court also ruled that although Obi’s supporters cannot stop at the Lekki toll gate, they are permitted to enter Falomo Bridge and other locations by passing through the area.

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 because it lacked jurisdiction, could not be considered.

The court postponed the hearing for the prominent lawsuit until November 4, 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 the ten plaintiffs in the lawsuit.

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

The plaintiffs in the substantive lawsuit contend, among other things, that a repetition or celebration of the “infamous” EndSARS demonstration of 2020 under the political cover of the “#Obidatti23 Forward Ever Rally” will disrupt the peace and lead to PTSD in both them and the general public.

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