-President John Mahama has extended condolences to family of the late Jake Obetsebi Lamptey
- On his Twitter handle President Mahama has described the month of March as a 'sad' month following the deaths of other well-respected Ghanaians
President John Dramani Mahama has expressed deepest condolences over the sudden death of Jake Otanka Obetsebi Lamptey, the bigwig of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Reacting to the shocking news of his death on his Twitter handle, President Mahama extended condolences to the affected family as he also described the Month of March as one which has had a huge toll on Ghana considering the deaths of several statesmen in the country.
The death of Jake Obetsebi Lamptey was confirmed on Accra based Kasapa FM Sunday morning by Bryan Acheampong, former aide to the deceased.
“Till we meet again Sir! Till we meet again!! You were a very Good Man. Ghana has lost one fine Statesman..! RIP,” he stated on his Facebook wall.
The former Tourism Minister led the Danquah-Busia-Dombo tradition into power for the first time under the Fourth Republic in 2000.
His tenure as national campaign manager brought President John Agyekum Kufuor to power and helped him win a second term in 2004.
He died in London following a short illness at the age of 70.