The upcoming Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) elections, slated for today, Tuesday, August 8, 2023, have been placed on an interlocutory injunction by an Accra High Court.
The elections, which were to be conducted by the Electoral Commission of Ghana, have now been put on hold pending the resolution of the legal case.
The legal action was initiated by Doe Kwablah Seyenam Nyamadi and Frederick Van Dyk, both active members of MUSIGA and plaintiffs in the case.
In their petition, they sought an interlocutory injunction to halt the election process, naming MUSIGA as the first defendant, Bice Osei Kuffour (known as Obour) as the second defendant, and the Electoral Commission as the third defendant.
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The crux of the plaintiffs’ argument revolves around allegations that the first and second defendants, MUSIGA and Obour, along with their respective executives, have failed to adhere to the stipulations outlined in the MUSIGA Constitution.
Specifically, the plaintiffs assert that these parties have neglected their obligation to provide comprehensive financial accounts, a crucial requirement under the union’s governing document.
Moreover, the plaintiffs contend that the absence of proper financial accounting renders the defendants ineligible to conduct the elections and subsequently transfer authority to a new executive.
With the cloud of uncertainty hanging over the MUSIGA elections, the future leadership and direction of the union remain in limbo.