The last five - six presidents of Haiti have failed miserably. And I don't think it would be an honor for me to say I want to be the next 'president.' I want to be the man by with whom change arrives.
I don't want to force the peacekeeping nations to feel like I'm pushing them out.
It's time for Haitians to have access to health care. It's time to open our borders to the Haitian diaspora, open our markets to the world. It's time to open our country to potential investors.
My way of thinking is to create a situation where we rally everyone together and create peace and pardon people, to not forget about the past - because we need to learn from it - but to mainly think about the future.
I came into the music world in 1988 with a song called Ooh La La, that was like a breath of fresh air in Haitian music.
The Haiti that has been waiting for help and not moving no longer exists. Enough handouts; we need hands up. Enough aid; we need trade.
The people behind me are the people behind Aristide. They are just looking for better days.
I want to continue to do a good job for my constituents, my party doesn't want me to resign.
When I came in, Haiti was not governed by Haitians anymore. Probably mostly by NGOs. And that has done what to Haiti? It has weakened our institution.
Donors need to know what their money is being used for.
Any MP has to have a proper family life, they have to have support of their partner.
I don't even want to be president!
When you put more than a million kids in school, you take a plane today and go to Haiti, you cannot see the results. You will see the results in 30 years when you see a different type of Haitian.
Everything in Haiti right now is a priority.
The State should have made sure the money given to the NGOs was used according to a global plan for Haiti; not doing whatever they want. They should be supervised and have to report and make sure the money is being used properly. They are here, but we are seeing no results.
I remain close to my people. I keep singing with them.
When I was campaigning, I told the people if nothing happens under my mandate it will still be a positive thing because my mandate will be used as a rupture between the past and the future.
I believe my past is my strength.
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