Jake Obetsebi Lamptey has passed on
Former NPP National Chairman Jake Obetsebi Lamptey has died.
Reports say he died on Saturday night in London where he was receiving treatment.
The 70-year-old was a prominent lawyer and politician.
Jake 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 NPP during the 2000 Presidential elections, which saw the first constitutional (civilian-to-civilian) transition of power in that country.
He resigned from his postition in July 2007 to campaign for the NPP nomination for the 2008 Presidential elections.
Indeed the nation has lost another statesman.