The Plateau state government has announced the death of Solomon Lar, the first civilian governor of the state, and also the pioneer chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He is said to have died at the age of 80 in a hospital in the United States after a protracted illness. Making the announcement was the current governor of Plateau state, Jonah Jang. “He died at about 3.00 a.m. American time (about 9.00 a.m. Nigerian time),” the governor told reporters.
Lar was born in Pongaa, Langtang, Plateau State in April 1933, and was governor of Plateau state from 1979-1983, and PDP Chairman from 1998 to 2002.
He has been a very influential citizen of Plateau State and is well respected in his homestate.