The National Elections Committee (NEC) of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has announced the rescheduling of the election of National Executives for the Union from June 26 to July 10. This decision was taken at the meeting of the committee today.
According to the chairman of the committee, Smart Nkansah, the decision is based on the feedback the committee has received from the initial release of the voters register for the elections. He indicated that the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) who would supervise the elections are currently engaged with the limited registration of voters for the 2020 National Elections.
He has assured the 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 scheduled for June 26 nationwide and it is the first time the Union is exercising the universal suffrage for all card bearing members to exercise their franchise.
In all eight candidates are contesting for the presidency, 1st and 2nd vice presidents and general secretary. Three other positions – treasurer, organizer and welfare officer are contested unopposed.
Below is the final list of candidates:
- Bessa Simons – President
- Ras Caleb Appiah-Levi – President
- Rev Dr. Harry Thomas Yawson – 1st Vice President
- Richard Karikari Mensah – 1st Vice President
- Deborah Freeman – 2nd Vice President
- Ruth Benny Wood – 2nd Vice President
- Sylvia Bosompem Amponsah – General Secretary
- Samuel Kofi Agyemang – General Secretary
- Chizzy Nii Adu Wailer – National Organizer
- Rev Edward Edusa-Eyison – National Treasurer
- Gifty Ghansah – National Welfare Officer