The Rawlingses have expressed sadness about the death of Mr Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, former chairman of the New Patriotic Party.
“We have learnt of the sad demise of Mr Jake Obetsebi Lamptey, former Chairman of the New Patriotic Party and leading figure in the advertising and marketing industry.
“Our deepest sympathies go out to his family. May God give you comfort and peace at this difficult moment and may the soul of your beloved Jake rest in peace,” former President Jerry Rawlings and Mrs Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings said in a brief statement.
The advertising expert died in London Sunday Morning from an illness.
Mr Obetsebi-Lamptey served as Chief of Staff in the Kufuor administration and later as Minister of Tourism. He is credited with the rebranding of Valentine’s Day as Chocolate Day in Ghana. He is also credited with the introduction of Friday wears in Ghana, as part of measures to promote made-in-Ghana goods. His father was one of the Big Six in Ghana’s political history. In 2007, he run with 16 others in the NPP’s presidential primaries but lost. He was 70.
On December 16 last year, social media got rife with rumours of his death but it later turned out not to be true.