A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has dismissed a suit seeking to nullify the candidacy of legislative candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers.

The suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party is premised on the grounds that the APC primaries were not monitored by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and that they failed to comply with the Electoral Act.

Justice Turaki Mohammed however dismissed the case, citing a lack of jurisdiction based on an earlier judgement by the Court of Appeal which barred political parties from interfering in the internal affairs of other parties.

Speaking to journalists after the court decision, counsel to the APC, Emenike Ebete hailed the decision which allows the APC candidates to continue their campaigns without fear.

But counsel to the PDP, Dike Udenna declined to comment on the decision.

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