The hope of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State to feild a governorship candidate was dashed on Friday after the Supreme Court upheld the judgement of the High Court in Port Harcourt, nullifying its primaries.
A five-man panel of justices, presided by Jutsice Mohammed Dattijo, on Friday, dismissed the objection of the Tonye Cole-led faction of the APC that it had earlier withdrawn from the appeal against the judgement.
An Appeal Court in Port Harcourt had earlier dismissed the appeal filed by the Rivers State’s All Progressives Congress’ chairman, Flag Ojukaye, challenging the judgement of High Court’s Justice Chinwendu Nwogu over the conduct of the May ward congresses on December 12.
The court also dismissed the appeal filled by APC governorship flag bearer, Tonye Cole, challenging the judgement .
The court affirmed the judgment of Justice Nwogu that the state chapter of the APC had no ward, local government and state executives.
The Court of Appeal Port Harcourt Division Special Panel, chaired by Justice Abubakar Yahaya, dismissed the two appeals for lack of merit.