MUSIGA elections postponed again to July 17
Elections for the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), which was postponed from June 26 to July 10, have been postponed again.
A statement from the National Elections Committee of MUSIGA said the elections will now come off on Wednesday, July 17.
The statement, signed by Chairman of the Elections Committee, Smart Nkansah, said the decision was to allow the Electoral Commission of Ghana, which would supervise the elections to complete its limited registration exercise, which is currently ongoing.
Mr Nkansah assured members of the Union of due diligence on the part of the Committee to ensure the elections are free and fair, devoid of any electoral malpractices.
The MUSIGA elections were initially scheduled for June 26 nationwide but was postponed because of what the committee says was a request for more time by the candidates to campaign.
In all eight candidates are contesting for the presidency, 1st and 2nd vice presidents and general secretary. Candidates for the three other positions – treasurer, organizer and welfare officer are going unopposed.
For the MUSIGA presidency, two legendary musicians, Bessa Simons, who has served as the National Vice President for the past eight years, is going against Ras Caleb Appiah-Levi, who is the current President of the Greater Accra Region.
Gospel artiste, Rev. Dr Harry Thomas Yawson and CEO of Lynx Entertainment, Richard Karikari Mensah, will contest for the 1st Vice President position.
Also going for the 2nd Vice President slot are Gospel artistes, Deborah Freeman and Ruth Benny Wood known in showbiz circles as Abena Ruthy.
Sylvia Bosompem Amponsah and Samuel Kofi Agyemang are contesting in the General Secretary race.
Gifty Ghansah is vying for the National Welfare Officer, with Rev. Edward Edusa-Eyison eyeing National Treasurer position. Chizzy Nii Adu Wailer is standing for the position of National Organiser.