Aka Ikenga mourns Lar, says he was a rare ‘gargantuan politician’

Posted by News Express | 9 October 2013 | 3,789 times

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Igbo think tank, Aka Ikenga, has been thrown into mourning by the news of the death of Chief Solomon Lar, the first Civilian Governor of Plateau State and First National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Reacting to the sad news, Goddy Uwazurike, President of Aka Ikenga, told News Express: “Dr. Solomon Daushep Lar was one of those gargantuan politicians who appear once in a century. He looked immortal to his area of influence, dominated and overcame his opponents and in the end became a statesman. He left solid footprints in the sands of time in Nigeria. RIP.”

News Express had this evening broken the news of the death of Lar, which occurred in a United States hospital.

Born in April 1933, Solomon Daushep Lar held various offices at the national level for over 50 years. He was a member of the first national parliament when Nigeria gained independence in 1960. He was elected governor of Plateau State on the Nigerian People’s Party (NPP) platform during the Nigerian Second Republic, holding office from October 1979 until the Military coup of 31 December 1983 that brought General Muhammadu Buhari to power. Later, he was founding chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which has held power since the return to democracy in 1999.

•Photo shows late Lar.

Source: News Express

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