The Supreme Court has quashed a ruling of the Court of Appeal which allowed the All Progressives Congress to field candidates in Rivers State in the general elections. The apex court made the decision  in a unanimous verdict by a five-man panel of justices.

A faction of the APC in the state had challenged the decision of the high court at the Court of Appeal. The APC, however, proceeded to conduct the primary elections, even as it got an order from the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt to stay the execution of the high court order.

The Supreme Court questioned the basis upon which the appeal court reached its ruling and set the decision aside while upholding the ruling of the high court.

The Supreme Court judgement means Rivers State APC candidates will not be participating in the National Assembly election on February 16 as well as the governorship and State House of Assembly elections on March 2.