Jake To Take Break From Politics?

jake-Obetsebi-LampteyDefeated New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairman, Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, says he will soon take a break from politics.

According to him, despite his ‘shocking’ 66 votes in the just-ended NPP delegates’ conference held in Tamale, he is not in “pains” but need a rest.

“No, I am not in pains. I am very well. This is a job application and I offered myself. I was not accepted, I am disappointed but I move on. I don’t feel like Jake is a human being who has been rejected, so there is no pain for me,” he said.

Speaking on Accra-based Adom FM, Jake vowed to work hand-in-hand with the newly elected Chairman, Paul Afoko to ensure the NPP’s success in the 2016 polls.

“I will work with him (Afoko) because the NPP is a major part of my life. If I don’t work with Paul Afoko who will I work with?” he questioned.

“I am meeting with him [Paul Afoko] on Wednesday (16  April, 2014) to have a chat and see if there is anything I can do,” he added.

Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey also asked party supporters to rally behind the newly elected executives for victory in 2016.

Nonetheless, Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey hinted that he would take a break from politics.

“I am going to have a rest. Going for a holiday to think about a whole lot of things including writing a book,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mr. Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey has advised the newly elected National Chairman Paul Afoko to be tolerant and patient when carrying out his duties.

He however admonished him to limit the level of tolerance since over tolerance could impede his plans and vision.

“One of the criticisms against me was that I was too tolerant of views that were being improperly expressed; and that I should have cracked the whip a little bit more than I did,” he said.

Mr Obetsebi-Lamptey also asked party supporters to rally behind the newly-elected executives for victory in 2016.

Mr. Obetsebi Lamptey and most of his executives lost their re-election bid when delegates unanimously voted for Paul Afoko and other contenders to lead a new set of executives at the party’s conference on Saturday, April 12.

The only survivor in the Jake Obetsebi Lamptey-led administration, Otiko Afisa Djaba faced very stiff opposition to suggest delegates were not satisfied with their performance.

“I’ve always believed that NPP delegates choose wisely. If they had voted for me like they did last time, I would have said that they chose wisely”, Mr. Obetsebi-Lamptey said.

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