By Onwuka Nzeshi
Top female politicians in the People's Democratic Party (PDP) Friday, commenced their peace moves, holding meetings with key actors in the crisis plaguing the party in a bid to resolve it.
The women, under the aegis of the Conference of PDP Female Politicians met separately with the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the party, Chief Tony Anenih, National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur and Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State.
The meeting with the National Chairman of the party held at the residence of Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, while the women met with Amaechi at the Rivers State Governor's Lodge in Abuja.
Chairperson of the women group and former Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa who spoke after a three hour closed door session with Amaechi, expressed optimism on an early resolution of the crisis in the party.
She explained that the interactions with key actors in the saga had become imperative because the crisis could not be resolved unless all the parties expressed their grievances.
"Having heard from Ameachi, there is need for us to meet with other persons involved in this dispute. The Conference of PDP Female politicians will not be deterred from making every effort to restore the peace and unity of the PDP.
"We cannot afford to stand by and watch over the destruction of a party that has given Nigerian Women the greatest opportunity of expression in the political history of Nigeria,” she said.
The peace shuttle by the Conference of PDP Female Politicians is being undertaken by Ita-Giwa alongside other party stalwarts such as former Ekiti State Deputy Governor Mrs. Biodun Olujimmi and Mrs. Mercy Almona-Isei, a three time member of the House of Representatives.
Although details of the discussions with the key actors in the conflict were not disclosed, Ita-Giwa said that the intervention has given the group valuable insights into the dispute and would guide them in their mediation efforts.
The meetings, it was learnt, were frank, meaningful and indicative of a possible early resolution of the conflict.