Lar Laboured For Nigeria’s Unity, Says Fayemi

October 10, 2013

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has described the late Second Republic Governor of old Plateau State, Chief Solomon Lar, as a statesman who was passionate about the unity of Nigeria.
Dr. Fayemi said the death of Chief Lar marked the depletion of the rank of honest and committed politicians who never saw politics as an opportunity to amass wealth but a means to serve the people.

The Governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olayinka Oyebode, said Chief Lar preached his brand of politics with maturity and candour.

Dr. Fayemi said Chief Lar has proved beyond every reasonable doubt that it is very much possible to play politics without tarnishing one’s image and reputation.

He noted that the deceased was never indicted of any act of fraud or corrupt enrichment by any Judicial Commission of Inquiry or Military Tribunal after he had left office.

The Governor described Chief Lar as an apostle of peace who never encouraged violence either in words or in actions and stood out to be counted for counsel when Plateau State was engulfed in sectarian violence some years ago.

Dr. Fayemi pointed out that the legacies left behind by Chief Lar during his tenure as Governor of the State that has since been split into Plateau and Nasarawa States are still enduring. He added that the country would wise counsel of the deceased.

He urged the families and associates of the late former governor to be consoled by the good life he lived and the positive impact he had on his generation.

Last modified: October 10, 2013

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