- PDP women's forum paid a courtesy to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan at his office in Abuja
- The leader of the women, Senator Biodun Olujimi, said Jonathan is their leading light and the leader of the party
- Jonathan would be part of Thursday’s major stakeholders’ meeting where efforts would be paid to resolve the party's crisis
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) women’s forum has commended former president Goodluck Jonathan for the role he has been playing in trying to settle the crisis rocking the party.
The women paid a courtesy visit to Jonathan in his Abuja office on Monday, April 3.
Speaking after the meeting, the leader of the group, Senator Biodun Olujimi, said the women were completely in support of the ex-president’s effort and they also believe in his leadership roles, The Cable reports.
The women said Jonathan would be part of Thursday’s major stakeholders’ meeting which would bring together representatives from all the organs and interest groups in the party.
Olujimi said: “We intend that former President Jonathan takes the leadership role in our party. He is our leading light and he is the leader of the party.
“As it is, he is the only former president who is still within the party and alive. So we believe he is the only voice that can bring all warring groups together and will be able to resolve all the issues. That is exactly what he has decided to do.
“He even told us that there is a major stakeholders meeting on Thursday this week where efforts will be made to resolve most of the issues in the party.”
Among the delegation that visited Jonathan were former House of Representatives member Mulikat Akande, former minister Esther Nenadi, Amb. Nkoyo Toyo, Hon. Becky Igwe and Chief Remi Adiukwu Bakare.
Speaking earlier, Toyo explained that the PDP women’s forum had been in existence since October last year.
She said they are united as one body as women of the party and they are a very formidable constituency.
“If you notice, most women are still very much around and none of them have left the party. It is important to recognize the fact that we represent a strong constituency. We believe that the party is not about individuals. It is a corporate entity and we are coming together to strengthen the party once again. And we know that women all over the world have been peace builders. Women know how to hold together when things are going apart,” she added.
According to her, the last time they met, they decided to come around and meet all the leaders of the party which is why they paid a visit to Jonathan.
In the NAIJ.com video below, a group of women in Katsina state held a pro-Buhari protest to show their support for his administration.