Wednesday, 15 August 2012


The first Civilian governor of the old Plateau state and the pioneer national Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP Chief Solomon Lar has called for immediate implementation of all recommendations of Judicial commissions and committees of inquires set up to investigate series crises on the plateau.

Solomon Lar made the call Tuesday in Jos, at his residence in an interactive session with news men on the misfortunes that has befallen the country in recent times.
 The elder statesman revealed that most of the mishaps of the country were centred on corrupt practice among leaders.

The former governor of plateau state, however denied knowledge of the indictment of some members of his Presidential Advisory committee on Jos crisis set up by President Goodluck Jonathan.

 There have been insinuations that some persons who were members of the Lar Committee had already been indicated in earlier commissions of inquiry, therefore should have not been included in the Solomon Lar’s committee.

Condemning the activities of  Boko Harm and other forms of militancy in the country, the pioneer PDP national chairman said all hands should on deck to effectively tackled the menace effectively. The elder statesman called on all Nigerians, not to use militancy  to destabilized the country in any form.

Commenting on the continous lost of lives in plateau state, Solomon Lar particularly frown at the dimension with which the plateau crisis has taken, pointing out the plateau which was known for peaceful coexistence among ethnic nationalities has become a battle ground. 

Speaking on the alleged agitation by the Hausa Community in Jos for an Emirate Council, Solomon Lar said the demand were not visible, considering the fact that all nationals living in the state including the Hausa's have never been denied their rightful place in the political arena of the state, therefore should be reasonable not to demand for more, but consolidate on what they have gotten in the past.  

On the accessions that some members of the Peoples Democratic Party, has said the party was capable of ruling the country for the next 50 years, Solomon Lar described the insinuations as ignorance and baseless thoughts, nothing that such statements were undemocratic and unhealthy for democratic rules and principles.

He pointed out that the viability of any political party to continue in leadership for a long time depends on its popularity and acceptability of the people. He warned PDP members who belief in riding on the political success of others to win a elections to desist.

Solomon Lar used the forum and appealed to all warring factions in the country in whatever form to give peace a chance for democratic ideas to wax stronger.

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