Bessa Simons takes over Obour as Acting MUSIGA President

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Bice Osei Kuffour, popularly known as Obour who happens to be the President of the Musicians Union of Ghana, has today handed over power to his first vice Bessa Simons as the acting President with the help of the National Executive Committee who were meant to appoint an Interim Management Committee.

This follows the expiration of the tenure of administration on August 11, 2019.

Bessa Simons’ appointment was confirmed at a meeting on Friday, August 30 and he is expected to lead the body until the national executive elections take place.

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The NEC also appointed former Second Vice President, Rev. Dr Thomas Yawson as Acting First Vice President of MUSIGA in this interim period.

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According to Bice Osei Kuffour aka Obour, in line with the Union’s constitution, no president should exceed the 8-year term limit and since his time is up, he does not want to appear to be clinging on to power after the expiration of his constitutional mandate.

“With the announcement of the election roadmap last year, I had made plans to further my education and pursue other interests so my continued stay as the President of MUSIGA would be an abuse of the Union’s constitution and will also affect the Union’s operations since I can’t give my full attention,” he said.

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