A federal high court in Port Harcourt has restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from presenting Tonye Cole and Magnus Abe in the coming governorship election.
Cole and Abe are governorship candidates of different warring factions of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Rivers state.
In the judgement delivered on Monday, the court also restrained the APC from presenting any candidate from the state.
Cole is the preferred candidate of the minister of transport, Rotimi Amaechi, while Abe is the senator representing Rivers south-east.
The court nullified all direct and indirect primaries conducted by both factions of the APC in the state.
While delivering the judgement, James Omotosho, the judge, said none of the primaries were conducted according to the law.
Following the ruling, the APC no longer has candidates for the governorship, senate, house of representatives, and state house of assembly elections.