Court issues a preliminary injunction over the MUSIGA election

The elections for the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) set for today, Tuesday, August 8, 2023, have been temporarily halted by an Accra High Court.

Court issues a preliminary injunction over the MUSIGA election
Court issues a preliminary injunction over the MUSIGA election

The polls will not take place until the court has rendered a decision on the case.

Doe Kwablah Seyenam Nyamadi and Frederick Van Dyk, the plaintiffs in the case and both MUSIGA members, are asking the court for an interlocutory injunction to stop the elections from being held by MUSIGA (the first defendant), Bice Osei Kuffour (Obour), the second defendant, and the Electoral Commission (the third defendant).

The plaintiffs argue in their application that the first and second defendants and their executives have failed to produce proper accounts in violation of the MUSIGA Constitution.

Additionally, they claim that because the defendants have not provided accounts, they lack the authority to hold elections and install a new administration.

A governmental organization in charge of elections is the third defendant.

Since Bice Osei Kuffour, also known as “Obour,” concluded his term as president in 2019, MUSIGA has postponed its elections many times.

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