I find this story just a little bit hard to believe for the simple fact that this man’s daughter has been in the house of Representatives since 2007. Is this person trying to insinuate that she was not looking after her father?
Following the demise of the pioneer chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Solomon Lar, members of the National Working Committee (NWC) paid a condolence visit to his home in Abuja — only to discover that it was not only a rented apartment, but that the late Chief Lar had difficulties in paying rent.
Chief Solomon Lar, an octogenarian, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, in a United States’ hospital. He was a prominent figure in Nigerian politics, serving as the first civilian governor of the old Plateau State (which then consisted of the present Plateau and Nasarawa States), Police Affairs Minister under the military administration of Sani Abacha, and in 1998, he became the founding PDP National Chairman.
Danladi Wuyep, the aide of the late Chief Lar, explained to the visiting NWC members that the duplex in Maitama District, Abuja, where the Chief and his family lived, was a rented apartment.
The aide also said that family were planning to see Bamanga Tukur, who led the delegation, over the matter before Chief Lar’s death.
Upon hearing the news of Solomon Lar’s death, Tukur expressed his shock and grief, describing the late Lar as a fierless politician, close friend and associate, a great husband, father, and disciplinarian.
Chief Lar’s daughter Beni, a member of the House of Representatives, said her father dedicated his life to ensure peace and unity within Nigeria. She urged the PDP leaders to carry on with his legacy.
Mr. Arthur Eze, a businessman and politician who was also paying a condolence visit to the late Lar’s family, assured he would buy the apartment in question for Lar’s children.
Mr. Eze is an indigene of Anambra State, and Mr. Lar, who was then the Governor of Anambra, assisted him financially, even though the men have never seen each other before.
The businessman described Mr. Lar as a detribalized Nigerian who was willing to lend a helping hand to the down trodden.
Culled from news.naij.com