Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has expressed profound shock and sadness at the demise of Mr. Jake Otanka Obetsebi-Lamptey, former Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). Mr. Obetsebi-Lamptey died in the early hours of Sunday in a London hospital where he had gone for treatment.
Mr. Obetsebi-Lamptey, played an integral part in former President’s Kufuor’s victory in 2001, as his Election Campaign Manager.
He served as the first Chief of Staff in the Former President’s administration and variously as Minister of Information and Presidential Affairs, and Minister of Tourism and Modernization of the Capital City.
Former President Kufuor described Mr. Obetsebi-Lamptey as: “very professional in his field of Public Relations and Advertising,” adding that, “he conveyed serious matters with a relaxed mien and charm, was affable and had a great sense of humour; he was a good man.”
Former President Kufuor said, “Mr. Obetsebi-Lamptey was born into the Danquah – Busia tradition and stayed true to its tenets throughout his adult life.
The party has lost a pillar and Ghana a true son. The party must be in mourning and his death must be a period of deep and sober reflection for all NPP members” he said. “It should help in our efforts at reconciliation and unity which are principles for which Mr. Obetsebi-Lamptey stood for.
May He Rest In Peace,” Former President Kufuor said.