Lekki Tollgate: Labour Party Blames Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu Over Court Order

Lekki Tollgate
Lekki Tollgate

The Labour Party has blamed the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu and the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu over the decision not to converge at the Lekki Toll Gate for a rally by its supporters in Lagos.

VANTAGE NEWS had reported that a Federal High Court on Wednesday ruled that the party and it’s supporters should not gather at the toll gate for it’s scheduled October 1 rally tagged “#Obidatti23 Forward Ever Rally.”

The court, however, ruled that the part and it’s supporters can pass through the place during the show of support for its presidential candidate, Peter Obi and his running mate, Yusuf Baba-Ahmed.

Justice Daniel Osiagor, while delivering the judgement, directed the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba; and the Lagos State Police Commissioner, Abiodun Alabi, to ensure compliance with the order.

Reacting to the court ruling, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Arabambi, accused the opposition of sponsoring the legal case to unsettle their movement.

Arabambi told The Punch that even the court found nothing wrong with the EndSARS protest which it said was later hijacked.

He said, “One clear thing is that the suit is the work of the opposition party as they are worried and most of the plaintiffs in this present suit are lawyers that belong to a group called the Lawyers Network for Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“The court stated categorically as well that by the judicial report on the EndSARS protest, the EndSARS protest was largely peaceful until it was hijacked and that the counsel for the plaintiffs cannot in any way link the first to the fourth respondent to EndSARS by their pleadings.”

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