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    Obour, MUSIGA fight members for endorsing Nana Addo

    by Daily Guide
    posted Wednesday, 07 November 2012 19:43| 0 Comments

    The executives of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) have declared that they have not endorsed any political party or presidential candidate as being speculated.

    The executives of the union said in a statement signed by Mrs Deborah Anaman, general secretary of MUSIGA that whilst it respected the right of its members to express their political preferences openly, the Union remained politically non-aligned.

    The statement stressed that as the union is actively involved in helping promote national peace and unity, “we cannot be taking sides and engaging in partisan politics. It has come to our notice that some individual musicians are openly endorsing political candidates for this year’s elections. We place on record that these endorsements are the decisions of individuals and not that of the Musicians Union of Ghana.”

    The statement therefore condemned any attempt by any person or group of persons to create the impression that the union was endorsing one political party or the other.

    “We are therefore calling on all Ghanaians to treat the news of MUSIGA endorsing a particular candidate with all the contempt it deserves. The said endorsement remains the views of individuals, some of whom may not even be registered or card bearing members of the union.”

    The statement concluded: “We are committed to working with any government the good people of Ghana elect to steer the affairs of this great country of ours. We encourage the general public to participate in the upcoming MUSIGA Peace Concerts scheduled for Saturday 10th November and 1st December in Kumasi and Accra respectively.”

    A group calling itself Creative Arts for Change, made up of musicians, producers, actors, writers and other professionals in the creative arts industry, on Monday, pledged its unflinching support for the presidential candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo during a courtesy call on him at his Nima residence.

    The meeting was attended by several personalities from the creative industry including renowned highlife musician Kwabena Kwabena; movie producer and Public Relations Officer of the Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG) Socrate Sarfo and Music Producer Mark Okraku Mantey.

    Highlife musicians such as Jewel Ackah and Lucky Mensah have also openly declared their support for the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and its presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama.

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