The supreme court has dismissed the appeal filed by the Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the 2019 elections.
The faction of the party headed by Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, had challenged the judgment of a high court in Rivers which barred the party from conducting primaries to nominate candidates to represent the party in the forth coming election.
The high court judgement was based on a suit filed by the Rivers APC faction led by Magnus Abe, a serving senator.
Abe had asked the court to annul the congresses and primaries which the rival faction conducted.
Relying on the judgment, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had failed to enlist candidates of the party for the governorship, national and state assembly elections.