Today, Tuesday, August 8, 2023, is the scheduled date for the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) elections; however, an Accra High Court has issued an interlocutory injunction.
The Electoral Commission of Ghana was supposed to conduct the polls, but those have now been postponed while the legal matter is resolved.
Doe Kwablah Seyenam Nyamadi and Frederick Van Dyk, both active members of MUSIGA and the case’s plaintiffs, brought the lawsuit.
They named the Electoral Commission as the third defendant, Bice Osei Kuffour (also known as Obour) as the second defendant, and MUSIGA as the first defendant in their plea for an interlocutory order to stop the election process.
Election Day is August 8 according to MUSIGA.
Allegations that the first and second defendants, MUSIGA and Obour, as well as their respective executives, have disregarded the requirements outlined in the MUSIGA Constitution form the basis of the plaintiffs’ main argument.
The plaintiffs specifically claim that these parties have disregarded their duty to deliver thorough financial records, which is a vital requirement under the union’s bylaws.
The plaintiffs also claim that the defendants are ineligible to hold the elections and then transfer power to a new executive because there is a lack of competent financial accounting.
The future leadership and course of the union are undetermined because of the uncertainty surrounding the MUSIGA elections.