Flags of the New Patriotic Party are flying at half-mast to mourn the death of Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey. The former NPP chairman died in London Sunday morning.
“The New Patriotic Party regrets to announce the passing to glory of its former national chairman, Mr Jake Obetsebi Lamptey,” a statement by acting General Secretary John Boadu announced.
“Mr. Obetsebi, who led the party to victory in the 2000 and 2004 General elections as campaign manager died in London this dawn,” the statement confirmed.
“Mr. Obetsebi Lamptey did not only serve his party selflessly and diligently, but also helped in nation building.
“He was a Chief of Staff and former Minister of Tourism and Diasporan Relations in the cabinet of President John Kufuor. Previously Obetsebi-Lamptey was Minister of Tourism and Modernisation of the Capital (2002–05) and Minister of Information (2001–02).
“Indeed, a true son of the nation and the great elephant family has passed on. A great pillar has fallen.
“As we mourn this great man of our party and country, we request that all party flags – national, regional, constituency and polling station offices – fly at half-mast.
“Any other arrangements will be communicated to the general public in due course. We extend our deepest condolences to the family,” the statement added.