MUSIGA elections postponed indefinitel
The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), has called off the union’s elections to elect new national executive officers scheduled for Wednesday, June 24.
A statement from MUSIGA signed by the Acting President, Bessa Simons and General Secretary, Deborah Freeman enumerated a number of reasons for the decision.
It mentioned the current COVID-19 pandemic which has led to social gathering restrictions as one of the reasons for the postponement.
The statement also indicated that with the lapse in the original date of June 26, 2019 for the elections, cards of some members eligible to vote have expired, making them ineligible, while others who were ineligible would now be eligible to vote. There was therefore the need to realign which members would be qualified to vote.
In addition, the statement also mentioned a pending court case against the union and some of its executives and functionaries in relation to the elections.
“MUSIGA would like to reassure all its members and well-wishers that the leadership’s decision to call off the elections is in the best interest of the union and a new date will be announced in due course,” the statement said.