The National Elections Committee of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), has declared the rescheduling of the election of national executives for the union from Wednesday, June 26 to July 10.
This final decision was taken on June 24, at the meeting of the five-member committee appointed by the union’s National Executive Committee to supervise the pending elections.
According to the chairman of the committee, Sensible Nkansah, the determination is centered on the feed-back the committee has received from the first release of the voters sign-up for the elections.
He indicated that the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) which would supervise the elections, are currently engaged with the limited registration of voters for the nationwide elections for 2020.
Mr Nkansah has confident the users of the Union of because of diligence on the aspect of the committee, to assure the elections are free of charge and reasonable, devoid of any electoral malpractices.
This year’s MUSIGA elections will be the initial time the union is training the common suffrage for all card-bearing members to physical exercise their franchise.
The presidency, 1st and 2nd vice presidents and the typical secretary positions have two candidates every, vying for the slots. Three other positions – treasurer, organiser and welfare officer – are contested unopposed.
For the presidency, two famous musicians, Bessa Simons, who had served as the National Vice President for the earlier 8 yrs, is opposing Ras Caleb Appiah-Levi, who is the existing President of the Increased Accra Area.
Gospel artiste, Rev. Dr Harry Thomas Yawson and CEO of Lynx Entertainment, Richard Karikari Mensah, will contend for the 1st Vice President situation.
Also for the 2nd Vice President slot, gospel artistes, Deborah Freeman and Ruth Benny Wood, identified in showbiz circles as Abena Ruthy, are standing versus every other.
Sylvia Bosompem Amponsah and Samuel Kofi Agyemang are competing in the Typical Secretary race.
Gifty Ghansah is vying for the Nationwide Welfare Officer, with Rev. Edward Edusa-Eyison eyeing National Treasurer position.
Finally, Chizzy Nii Adu Wailer is standing for the place of National Organiser.