Former Central Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress Bernard Allotey Jacobs, has stated that politicians in the country have lost respect in the eyes of Ghanaians due to their involvement in corrupt practices in their day-to-day activities.
He said Politicians must reverse the trend,and he is tasking politicians to work towards clearing the bad perception created in the minds of the populace by weaning themselves off any form of corruption and any other events that would dent their image.
“In the past, politicians in the country were noble people who worked very hard without indulging in any form of corruption, but now it has become a common practice for politicians to be tagged and involved in one form of corruption or the other,”Bernard Allotey Jacobs told Lawyer Ohene Djan on ‘Pae Mu Ka’ on Accra-based Kingdom FM 107.7
According to him, “All politicians in Ghana are gradually losing the trust of Ghanaians with its current communication lapses,”he added.
He said this did not augur well for accelerated socio-economic development, adding that, “Politicians must work hard towards changing this trend if we want massive voter turnout in the 2020 elections”.
His comments were in relation to low voter turnout in this year’s district assembly elections owing to low publicity and voter apathy according to Allotey Jacobs.