December 7, 2022

Chief Solomon Lar, A Symbol Of Political Inclusion, Balance – Lalong By Joshua Odidi

Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has described the former Governor and first civilian Governor of Plateau State Chief Solomon Daushep Lar as a leader who taught Plateau people, politics of inclusion, principles and bridge-building.
 
Lalong who was the Chief Host of the autobiography as well as the Solomon and Mary Lar Foundation and Institute unveiling in honour of the late political leader, said the example laid by the late leader in his preference for politics of inclusion and Bridge-building is part of the mentoring he received.
 
The governor said like Baba Solomon Lar, he is not perturbed by criticism of his governance style which downplays exclusion, tribalism and religious bigotry.
 
President Muhammadu Buhari who was represented by Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha unveiled the autobiography as well as the Solomon and Mary Lar Foundation and Institute in honour of the late Political leader, said Lar remained committed to democratic ideals during his lifetime leaving behind worthy legacies that have endured.
 
Chairman of the occasion and former President Goodluck Jonathan said Chief Solomon Daushep Lar was a great Nigerian who opened his arms to people from diverse backgrounds and also ensured that politics benefited people at the grassroots.
 
Widow of Chief Solomon Lar, Ambassador Mary Lar said she was highly elated by the honour done to her husband who stood for unity, love and selflessness throughout his political career.
 
She said the foundation and institute will vigorously pursue his ideals and also work towards ensuring that his mentoring legacy is sustained.

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