JOS — PLATEAU House of Assembly has called on the state government to immortalise the late Chief Solomon Lar who died in the U.S. Lar, the pioneer National Chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was a two time governor of the state and a former Minister of Police Affairs.
The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that Lar who hailed from Lantang South local government in Plateau died in a U.S. hospital on October 9. The Deputy Speaker, Mrs Joyce Ramnap, PDP, Lantang South, in a motion called for the immortalisation of Lar, who she said championed democracy and the rule of law in his lifetime.
The motion, seconded by Timothy Golu, PDP, Kanke, was endorsed by the House by unanimous vote. The Speaker, Mr Titus Alarms, later mandated the Clerk of the Assembly to forward a communication to that effect to the executive. Ramnap recalled that Lar stood for peace and lived the biblical injunction of “love your enemies. He practically loved his enemies; he was humble and related to the poor the same way he related to the affluent.”