A federal high court sitting in Lagos has barred the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from engaging the services Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, chairman of the Lagos parks and garages, for the distribution of election materials and ad-hoc staff in the state.
Chukwujekwu Aneke, presiding judge, made the order on Monday, in a suit filed by the Labour Party.
The Independent National Electoral Commission had said that they will be using the transporters led by MC Oluomo to distribute election materials because the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) is an illegal organisation in the state.
Justice Aneke made the order, while granting an an exparte application brought by Labour Party and five others.
The applicants had sought for an interlocutory injunction restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission, whether by itself or by its officers, affiliates, servants, privies or agents or any person acting or purporting to act for and on behalf howsoever from taking any steps or further steps whatsoever in furtherance of the engagement or appointment or consummating the appointment of Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo led Lagos State Parks Management Committee or any of its commercial bus drivers to distribute 2023 election materials and personnel in Lagos State pending the hearing and determination the substantive suit.