On June 20, 2020, former President of the Musicians Union in Ghana (MUSIGA), Bice ‘Obour’ Osei Kuffour and four others in the Asante Akyem South constituency will fight for the parliamentary primaries of the New Patriotic Party.
The other contenders are Kwaku Asante-Boateng, Edmond Opong-Peprah, William Yamoah and Eric Amofa.
In February, when Obour took the nomination form to apply for the slot, he said: “This begins the birth of a new dawn in my eventful youthful life, which has seen me migrate from a very successful career as a musician to a multi-party politics.”
“I serve MUSIGA to the best of my ability and learn many important lessons from general politics,” he said.
In another statement, he also promised to introduce a new type of leadership, hard work, commitment, dedication, perseverance, and excellence to the bottom-up approach when he’s nominated.
“I expect the best from all candidates because we compete strongly in a healthy way, which will add to our collective benefits,” he said.
The former MUSIGA president has already had his share of public controversies with the death of his father being the recent event which nearly ended his political career.
The New Patriotic Party has chosen candidates for all other constituencies where the party has no parliamentary seat.
The party is expected to go for primaries on 20th June 2020 to conduct the last election to select parliamentary candidates to contest on the party’s tickets in December 7 election.
This year’s primaries will be held at electoral areas to avoid the gathering of a large crowd to curb the spread of coronavirus.