By Taye Obateru
Jos – Former PDP national chairman, Chief Solomon Lar, has sued for peace among the people of the Plateau State to check the activities of external forces creating problem for the state.
He stated this while receiving members of the Caretaker Committee set up by the party for the state who visited him on Tuesday, regretting that the peaceful nature for which the state was once known and celebrated was fast disappearing.
He said while external forces might be at work to destabilise the state, the people themselves had not helped matters by not forging a united front to counter such forces.
Chief Lar revealed that the secret of his success as governor of the state in the Second Republic was that he carried everyone along irrespective of party affiliations and other differences, noting that people were bound to feel bad if abandoned or excluded after working for the partyâ€™s success in elections.
â€œThis is Plateau State and we have no other place to go. We must settle our differences in the interest of the state,â€ he said.
He stressed the need for members to respect party supremacy, warning that anyone who disrespects the party was bound to have problems. He warned against abuse of the rule of law, saying: â€œIâ€™m an advocate of and a believer in the rule of law but this should not be abused through court processes.â€
Lar said the decision of the national secretariat to dissolve the executive of the two factions was not necessarily based on his report as some had insinuated as a decision was bound to be taken once it had been established that factions existed.