A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has issued an interim injunction restraining Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala as the governorship candidate of Labour Party in Oyo State.
Otunba Alao-Akala and others from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had defected into Labour Party two weeks ago.
Akala was adopted as the governorship candidate of the party in the February 2015 election in the state the day he made his defection public.
In the motion ex parte issued by the presiding judge, Mr. A. R. Mohammed, and dated 18 December, it was ordered that Alao-Akala, Mr. Sarafadeen Alli, Mr. Nurudeen Akinyo, Comrade Olu Abiala, and all other Senatorial, House of Representatives and House of Assembly candidates should stop parading themselves as representatives of the party in the forthcoming 2015 general elections in the state.
In the affidavit deposed to by Aremo Adeola Adepoju and others, the court also granted that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), its agents or servants should not accept, recognise or use the names of the defendants in the suit as the elected or nominated candidates of the party from the state “for the purpose of 2015 general elections pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice,” slated for 8 January, 2015.