The New Patriotic Party regrets to announce the passing to glory of its former national chairman, Mr. Jake Obetsebi Lamptey.
Mr. Obetsebi who led the party to victory in the 2000 and 2004 General elections as Campaign Manager died in London this dawn.
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 Modernization 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 stations 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.
General Secretary, Ag