Highlife sensation Akwaboah has recently revealed in an interview with Accra FM that he deliberately refrained from participating in the 2020 general elections, where President Akufo-Addo secured a second term.
The artist expressed his disappointment with political candidates, asserting that they often fail to fulfil their promises once in office and tend to misuse government funds.
Akwaboah, adamant in his decision not to vote in the upcoming general elections, dismissed recent promises made by NPP flagbearer Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia during a Wednesday lecture.
The artist emphasized that such assurances are merely political campaign tactics, a sentiment echoed in the creative arts sector.
He highlighted the recurring nature of promises from political figures, asserting that these declarations are intended to garner attention without genuine commitment.
During an appearance on Accra FM’s midmorning show, Akwaboah expressed concern that lofty promises often sway less educated voters.
He criticised the tendency of Ghanaians to prioritise the “English proficiency” and charisma of leaders over critically assessing the feasibility of their assurances.
He noted that this inclination often leads to voting along kinship, ethnic, and tribal lines.
Akwaboah clarified that he remains sceptical about Dr. Bawumia’s promises, indicating, “I won’t say I believe [Dr. Bawumia] or not, but we’re just hoping that he will fulfil his promises.”
When asked about his participation in the upcoming December 7 elections, the singer categorically responded with a “no,” disclosing that he also abstained from voting in the 2020 general elections.
As the campaign season intensifies, both flag bearers from the dominant political parties have embarked on nationwide campaigns, vying for the presidency in the upcoming elections.