CITIZENS COMPASS-:DESPITE Police:s presence in some parts of Lagos State, members of the Labour Party and supporters of its Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi, on Saturday, held their rally as scheduled in the state.
Traffic gridlock was witnessed in Lekki, and it’s environs as the suppoters defied police orders and campaigned at Lekki tollgate.
The supporters gathered in the morning, at Lekki Tollgate, along the Lekki-Epe Expressway, despite the presence of the fully armed policemen at the Tollgate and continued their rally till afternoon.
Private and commercial bus drivers as a result of the gridlock found alternative routes out of the traffic which was almost at a standstill.
The rallies to demonstrate support for the Labour Party were held in Lekki, Ikeja and Festac as stated by the party.
It was gathered that In Lagos, the supporters started the walk from the Admiralty Junction moving through the major road in Lekki.
They stopped at every junction, carrying flags, banners, and other paraphernalia as they marched towards the Jakande, Elegushi axis, ostensibly to avoid clashes with the police already stationed at the Lekki Toll Gate.
Recall that a Lagos court on Wednesday ruled against the convergence of the rally on Lekki Toll Gate.
The court also directed the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, and the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, to ensure compliance with the order.
The rally, according to the conveners, is to garner organic support for the LP presidential candidate ahead of next February’s general elections.
Obi, a 61-year-old former governor of Anambra State, is running alongside Datti Baba-Ahmed.