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Lekki Gate: Sowore Vents As Court Bars Peter Obi Supporters

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Omoyele Sowore who is the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) has openly condemned the court order which had barred the Labour Party and some of the supporters of its presidential candidate, Peter Obi from holding a rally at Lekki Toll-Gate in Lagos.

It had been previously reported that a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos State had totally barred the Obi supporters who are popularly known as Obidients from converging at the Toll Gate with a court order.

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The Obidients had also announced the scheduled ObiDatti23 Forward Ever Rally to be held on October 1, 2022 in Lagos and they planned to converge at the facility before proceeding to other places.

But Justice Daniel Osiagor who had given the order had noted that the LP supporters can pass through the facility for its rally but must not converge there.

Reacting, Sowore in a post on his official social media handles, said it was dangerous that a judge could give such an order stopping the peaceful gathering.

He wrote, “It is completely wrong for anyone to have gone to court to stifle a legitimate political gathering by @PeterObi supporters at #Lekkitollgate and equally dangerous that a judge gave an order stopping the gathering.

“It is a matter of time before a crazy injunction is granted that opposition groups can’t campaign in @OfficialAPCNg stronghold. I totally condemn these acts”.

In another report, the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere has provided justified its decision to back the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, for the 2023 elections.

The group’s leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, made its position known at a press conference in Lagos.

Justifying the decision, Adebanjo said the group would not compromise the principle of justice, equity, and inclusiveness because the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is a Yoruba man.


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