Chris Smitherman calls his own ballot language ‘political corruption’

Cincinnati NAACP president Chris Smitherman complains about the ballot language that he helped write:

The Cincinnati NAACP remains concerned that a Yes vote on Issues 8 & 9 mean No and a No vote on Issues 8 & 9 means Yes.  “This is nothing short of madness and political corruption,” Smitherman says.

If it’s so confusing, why’d he help write it that way? And why’d he help collect signatures to get the issue placed on the ballot?