Wednesday night rumour on Social Media and sections of the media that New Patriotic Party (NPP) former national chairman, Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey was dead has been denied by the party.
The rumour mill has it that the former Tourism Minister died in South Africa while seeking medical attention.
But former General Secretary, NPP, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John in an interview on Peace FM said Mr Obetsebi-Lamptey is alive and well.
According to him, he had spoken to the man moments before coming on air.
Also deputy director of communication of the party, Anthony Abayifa Karbo also wrote on his Facebook wall that: "No weapon...Otanka lives on."
Mr. Obetsebi-Lamptey is said to be out of the country for a vacation.
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 was the National Campaign Manager of the victorious New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the 2000 Presidential elections, which saw the first constitutional (civilian-to-civilian) transition of power in that country.