2023: Peter Obi’s Presidential Ambition Meets Hurdle As Lawsuit Emerges

2023: Peter Obi’s Presidential Ambition Meets Hurdle As Lawsuit Emerges

  • Labour Party flag bearer, Peter Obi has been greeted with another disturbing lawsuit
  • The Anambra-born politician and his supporters are billed to host a mega rally in Lagos state on Saturday, October 1
  • However, some lawyers have filed a suit before the federal high court seeking a retrain order to stop the rally

No fewer than nine lawyers have filed a suit before the federal high court in Lagos to place a halt on the proposed rally of Labour Party’s flagbearer Peter Obi, TheCable reported.

The proposed rally is tagged ‘#ObiDatti23 Forward Ever’ which is slated to be staged on Saturday, October 1.

Peter Obi, Labour Party, 2023 elections, Lagos State
Peter Obi will be flying the banner of the Labour Party in the 2023 election and has been tipped by many political pundits as favourite to win the presidential polls. Photo: Peter Obi
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As gathered by Legit.ng, the suit marked FHC/L/CS/1729/2022 include had nine plaintiffs which include Adedotun Ajulo, Salamatu Lewi, Hakeem Ijaduola, Ogunbona Akinpelu, Owolabi Oluwasegun, Mogbojuri Kayode, Wuyep Nadom, Dimimu Mabel, Kolawole Salami and Wale Lawrence.

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The defendants whose names were stipulated in the suit are Peter Obi, Datti Baba-Ahmed, Julius Abure, the inspector-general of police, the Lagos state commissioner of police, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS); Lekki Concession Company (LCC) Limited; attorney-general of Lagos, and the governor of Lagos.

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"Obi's rally will be a security threat" - Plaintiff says

According to Premium Times, the ex parte motion tabled before Justice Daniel Osiagor by the plaintiffs is seeking a restraining order to halt the proposed rally pending the conclusion of the hearing.

The plaintiffs based their argument on the premise of security threats that the rally might pose while making reference to the infamous #EnsdSars protest in 2020.

Also, the plaintiffs are seeking a restrain for Obi and his party, as well as their loyalists, from further planning and promoting the rally.

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They further sought an injunction to prevent the rally from going ahead as well as the organisers from using the Lekki toll plaza or any other space within Lagos state.

Justice Osiagor, however, instructed the plaintiffs to prompt the other parties involved while adjourned until September 23.

2023 election: Tinubu rejects opinion polls predicting Obi's victory

Meanwhile, APC has faulted the NOI poll that tipped the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, as the winner of the next year's presidential election.

The spokesperson of the APC presidential campaign council, Bayo Onanuga, said the party's presidential aspirant, Bola Tinubu, is unperturbed about the result of the poll.

Onanuga revealed that the party is working and putting mechanisms that will coast Tinubu and APC to uncontestable victory in the 2023 poll in place.

Peter Obi visits former President Goodluck Jonathan

In another development, Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, paid a visit to former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan recently.

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The former Anambra state governor said he met with Jonathan to discuss issues of national concern.

In a Facebook post on Thursday, Wednesday 15, Obi said he was with the former Nigeria leader to exchange ideas.

Source: Legit.ng

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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for Legit.ng's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: segun.adeyemi@corp.legit.ng.