The Supreme Court has struck out an appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to challenge the judgment of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt which barred the party from presenting candidates in Rivers State for the general elections.

The apex court struck out one of the appeals by the APC after upholding the preliminary objection filed against it by a group of 22 members of the party loyal to Senator Magnus Abe in the state.

The 22 party members led by Ibrahim Umar, are opposed to the emergence of Tony Cole as the governorship candidate of the party in the state.

However, there are three other pending appeals on the controversial primaries of the party in Rivers State.