He said, “One of my disappointments especially with the Nana Addo administration is that they have shaken the belief of our people in our democratic system; because they’ve created the impression that for politics the end is just to gain power.
“And so just say whatever you think the people will want to hear and get political power for yourself, and once you get it whether you deliver or don’t deliver you don’t really care.”
However, he says unlike the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and its leadership, he delivers the truth and tries not to build castles in the air for constituents when communicating his vision and plans for them.
“One of the things I’ve tried to stand by is the truth. And not to overly raise the expectations of people but say exactly what vision I have and how I intend to achieve it. And the thing about me is I’m a realist,” he said.
However, he bemoaned the actions of the Akufo-Addo led administration while accusing it of being responsible for the diminishing faith in the country’s democratic process.
“You’ll notice that until recently a lot of people if you ask them, even most of the opinion polls that have been done, if you look at it comparatively from Rawlings, Kufuor, Atta Mills, my time, the number of people who said they won’t vote was minimal.
“Since Akufo Addo came into office, the number of people who say they won’t vote has risen because they believe that politicians are taking them for a ride. And so they extend it to the whole political class but they don’t realise that it is a particular administration that made promises that they knew they couldn’t achieve,” the NDC flagbearer stated in an interview, Sunday.