The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Women’s Forum has appealed to the former President, Goodluck Jonathan to intervene in the party’s leadership crisis.
The women, led by Ambassador Nkoyo Toyo, made the appeal on Monday at a meeting with the former President in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
Ambassador Toyo stressed the need for a peaceful resolution of the crisis which according to her, threatens to polarise the party.
“The PDP Women’s Forum is a forum that has been in existence since October last year, and it’s been building its constituency, holding women together.
“We come from all sides of whatever divide you think exists or struggle that exists, because we don’t believe that we have a faction, we are united as one body.
“We remain a very formidable constituency and we recognise the fact that we represent one strong constituency; one that can build the peace of the party,” she stated.
The Deputy Senate Minority Whip, Senator Biodun Olujimi, also stressed the need for an amicable resolution of the crisis ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Senator Olujimi explained that they have decided to seek former President Jonathan’s intervention in the crisis, because they believe he is the only only voice that can bring all warring factions together.
“He is the leader of the party. As it is, he is the only former President still within the party and alive. So we believe that he is the only voice that can bring all warring factions together and that’s exactly what he has decided to do.
“He even told us that there is a major stakeholders’ meeting on Thursday, whereby most of these issues will be resolved,” the Senator said.
Source: Channels TV