Supporters of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, popularly known as #Obidients have announced that they won’t be using the Lekki toll gate as earlier planned.
In a social media message, made available to Jungle-Journalist.Com, they issued a directive to their members, directing them on the new plan. It read “#OBIdients the Convergence is 7.30am at 2nd Round (Marwa Bus Stop).
The rally will proceed on the expressway to freedom way then admiralty way and back to the 2nd roundabout.
The Rally will not be proceeding through the Lekki Toll Gate as initially planned.”
Meanwhile, men of the police Rapid Response Squad (RRS) and the Lagos Task Force have embarked on a patrol of the Lagos metropolis ahead of Saturday’s Independence Day and planned political rallies in the state.
Photos and videos show the officers fully kitted with weapons to ensure that the rally does not get to the toll gate.
Most of the policemen were at Tollgate, a venue which the Federal High Court in Lagos had directed the supporters of the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, not to gather at.
In a tweet, the RRS said, “In continuation of its routine convoy patrol of the metropolis as directed by the Lagos Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, Commander RRS, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi is presently leading RRS team and Lagos Taskforce on convoy patrol of the city.”