We were shocked to our bones when in the early hours of Sunday(20th March,2016) the news broke out that our former National Chairman, Jake Otanka Obetsebi-Lamptey has been called by his maker in London hospital where he had gone to receive treatment. In fact, we received the news with the utmost surprise and awe.
Not quite long ago we heard of his sickness and we prayed to God to heal him but since God knows best He has done what He likes and who are we to complain.
Jake, as popularly called by his admirers was one of the leading figures who led the party to victory during the 2000 and 2004 general elections. We therefore say Ghana’s contemporary history cannot be written without the mentioning of his name.
Jake was like a father to all persons irrespective of one’s political affiliation. Members of NPP China branch recall with nostalgia some of the great moments we shared with him. We will forever miss Jake.
NPP China will plead with all NPP followers to use this sorrowful occasion to reflect and also strive towards efforts at reconciliation and unity. If for nothing at all let us form the next government to honor Jake.
The party has indeed lost a great pillar and Ghana a true son. On this note we extend our deepest condolence to the entire NPP fraternity and also to both the immediate and the extended families. We pray that the good Lord will protect us before, during and after the campaign season and also keep Jake in His bosom so that on the day of reckoning we meet again.
Jake, Rest In Peace
Jake, Damirifa Due.
Abbey Pat Thomas