Tribute Nana Addo pays tribute to Jake Obetsebi Lamptey

Nana Addo described Jake Obestebi Lamptey as a huge pillar and stalwart of the NPP.

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed sadness at the passing of the party’s former chairman Jake Obetsebi Lamptey.

He described him as the biggest gap in the New Patriotic Party (NPP). He said Obestebi-Lamptey is a huge pillar and stalwart of the NPP.

In a recorded video played at the Ridge church to commemorate the one year anniversary of the late Obetsebi-Lamptey on Monday 20 March, Nana Addo said "What’s going on is the biggest gap for me personally in our victory of 7 December 2016. It had always been my expectation that the victory, which I was sure one day will come, would be one I would share with the man who I knew from the very beginning of my life and with whom I’ve stayed friends all through, but they say man proposes and God disposes."

 

READ ALSO: The life and death of Jake Obetsebi Lamptey

"So, this fine man Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey was a huge figure and stalwart of the Danquah-Dombo-Busia political tradition.

"My spirit is there and my continuing condolences go out to his wife and children…and all of those he embraced and loved and fathered. My condolences go to the New Patriotic Party that continues to experience his absence. We will always miss him. He was a fine man," Nana Addo added.

Background

Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey died in London following a protracted illness.

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

READ MORE: 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.

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