Some Ghanaians took to social media to pay their respect to the late former national chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Jake Obetsebi Lamptey.
The former national chairman NPP led the party into power in 2000. The former Minister of Tourism died in London following a protracted illness.
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“Jake” Obetsebi-Lamptey (born 4 February 1946) was a Ghanaian politician and a former television and radio producer.
From 2005 to July 2007, Obetsebi-Lamptey served as Minister of Tourism and Diasporan Relations in the cabinet of President John Kufuor. Previously Obetsebi-Lamptey was Minister of Tourism and Modernization of the Capital (2002–05) and Minister of Information (2001–02).
He resigned his posts in July 2007 to campaign for the NPP nomination for the 2008 Presidential elections, but he lost.
Some Ghanaians took to social media to mourn the late Chairman of the NPP.
Below are some tweets:
I remember the last words from you when we last met during the Election Petition. Won't let you down! RIP Jake Okanta Obetsebi Lamptey ?
— Captain Yaw (@iamyawdebrah) March 20, 2016
— SETH AMPOMAH (@ampomahseth) March 20, 2016
RIP Jake Obetsebi Lamptey… Sympathy votes or naah?..hmm Ghana politics …anything for Power !! Just saying pic.twitter.com/DHBiO2vpws
— ☆Mr.Richard Hude (@RichMarrioCeleb) March 20, 2016
R.I.P Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey. #sosadmehn
— AyonBoi (@TheRealGborjor) March 20, 2016
"@IamAkakpo: Bad news to start the day!
RIP chairman Jake Otanka Obetsebi Lamptey….."may his gentle soul R.I.P
— van Gaal out (@Sketches1991) March 20, 2016
Fare thee well Jake Otanka Obetsebi Lamptey…
— Oheneba (@PrinceSpartus33) March 20, 2016
RIP Jake Obetsebi Lamptey. I hope the reports are untrue. Bt if true I pray u rest in the bossom of the Father. U served Ghana well.
— Greatness (@Bra_Carl) March 20, 2016
Thinking About Death Reminds Us To Not Sweat The Small Stuff…Jake Otanka Obetsebi Lamptey you have paid your dues RIPP God knows best
— Miss Debrah (@MissNellyNels) March 20, 2016