The National Elections Committee (NEC) of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has postponed the election of National Executives, which was scheduled for today to July 10, 2019. This decision was taken on Monday after a crucial meeting.
According to the chairman of the NEC, Smart Nkansah, the decision is based on the feedback the committee had received from the initial release of the register for the elections.
He indicated that the Electoral Commission (EC), which was supposed to supervise the elections, is currently engaged in the limited registration of voters across the country.
The MUSIGA elections, originally scheduled for June 26, is historic as it is the first time the Union is exercising the universal suffrage for all card bearing members to exercise their franchise.
Eight candidates in all are contesting for the presidency, 1st and 2nd vice presidents, and general secretary positions; while three other positions – treasurer, organizer and welfare officer, are going unopposed.
The election committee is chaired by highlife musician Smart Nkansah, with former MUSIGA President, Diana Hopeson, as secretary.
They are supported by Rev. Dr. Mary Ghansah, legal practitioner, Jonathan Cudjoe of the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO), and neo-soul artiste, Trigmatic.