Jake Obetsebi Lamptey Ghanaians mourn late NPP Chairman

Jake Obetsebi Lamptey died today, March 20, 2016 at age 70, prompting outpourings of grief from many Ghanaians on social media.

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Some Ghanaians took to social media to pay their respect to the late former national chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Jake Obetsebi Lamptey.

He died in London following a protracted illness.

The former national chairman NPP led the party into power in 2000.

RELATED: Jake Obetsebi Lamptey reported dead in London

"Jake" Obetsebi-Lamptey (born 4 February 1946) was a Ghanaian politician and a former television and radio producer.

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 resigned his posts in July 2007 to campaign for the NPP nomination for the 2008 Presidential elections, but he lost.

See also: The life and death of Jake Obetsebi Lamptey

Some Ghanaians took to social media to mourn the late Chairman of the NPP.

Below are some tweets:

 

 

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