- President Mahama has signed the book of condolence for the late Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey
- The president has offered government's support to the bereaved family ahead of funeral preparations
- Jake Obetsebi Lamptey was once the national chairman of the NPP, he died aged 70
President Mahama has signed the book of condolence for the late New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairman, Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey.
Reacting to the death of the former national chairman of the opposition party, President Mahama revealed that the death of Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey has been a shock to Ghanaians. The president also eulogized the former NPP chairman describing him as a pillar of peace.
“We all know the role he played in our democratic process from 1992 to date. He served as the chairman of the NPP and even in the most turbulent times when adversarial competitiveness was at its height, people like Jake maintained the calm and working together, we’ve always been able to calm the waters and that is part of what has created Ghana as a model of democracy in Africa. And so his passing is only fitting that as president of the Republic of Ghana I come to mourn with the family and extend the support of the government in this difficult time to help the family with any arrangement,” Mahama expressed.
Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, who led the NPP into power in 2000, died aged 70. The former Minister of Tourism died in London following a protracted battle with blood cancer.