Court asked to stop Oct 1 Peter Obi Lagos rally, cites ENDSARs
By Samuel Ogunsona
A Lagos High Court has been asked to stop a rally being planned by Labour Party, ( LP) Presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi and his Vice Presidential candidate Yusuf Datti Ahmed Baba Ahmed, Irohinoodua has heard.
The rally has been scheduled to hold in Lagos on October 1.
Nine lawyers and several plaintiff have asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to stop the rally.
The Plaintiff accused Obi of a conscious attempt to reenact another ENDSARs in Lagos.
Obi had slated a rally for Lagos tagged #Obidatti23 Forward Ever Rally” on October 1
The Plaintiff asked the court to stop the Labour Party, its presidential candidate Obi, his second in command, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, one Julius Abure and their loyalists from going ahead with the rally pending the hearing and determination of their Motion-On-Notice
Those behind the move are Akeem Ijaduola, Suleiman Lewi, Adedotun Ajulo Esq., Salamatu Suleiman Lewi Esq., Ogunbona Akinpelu Esq., Owolabi K. Oluwasegun, Esq., Mogbojuri Kayode Esq., Wuyep Mantim Nadom Esq., Dimimu Mabel, Esq., Kolawole Salami, Esq. and Wale Abe Lawrence.
In the suit marked FHC/L/CS/1729/2022 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.
Dada Awosika, SAN their lawyer seeks an ex parte motion before Justice Daniel Osiagor counsel
Awosika other associates are Temilolu Adamolekun and others.
They claim that a repeat of the “infamous” EndSARS protest of 2020 under the political guise of “#Obidatti23 Forward Ever Rally” invoke a breakdown of peace and that it would in a post-traumatic stress disorder.
“An order of interim injunction restraining the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th defendants; their associates and loyalists from conducting the scheduled END SARS Rally tagged as the “#Obidatti23 Forward Ever Rally on the 1st of October, 2020 or any other subsequent date, at the Lekki Toll Gate until the hearing and determination of the Motion-On-Notice dated the 12 Day of September, 2022;
“An order of interim injunction restraining the 1st 2nd, 3rd and 4th defendants and thier loyalists from further planning and promoting the Scheduled END SARS Rally tagged as the “#Obidatti23 Forward Ever Rally”
They seek an ordern of interim injunction that would stop the authorities from granting permissions to Obi and his supporters to organise the rally.
The also seek
“An order of interim injunction restraining the 8th Defendant (LCC) from granting permission to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Defendants; their agents, privies, allies and loyalists, to make use of the Lekki Toll Gate or any space under and within the control of the 8th Defendant for carrying out the said anniversary on the 1st of October, 2022 and any other subsequent date.
Justice Osiagor directed the plaintiffs to put all the defendants on notice.
The judge made the order after Awosika’s motion.