Ever since news came out that the former President of the Musicians Union of Ghana, Bice Osei Kuffour, popularly known as Obour was running for Member of Parliament (MP) for Asante Akyem South Constituency of the Ashanti Region, some of his colleagues have been against his bid.
Musicians such as Criss Waddle and D-Black have actively campaigned against his decision based on the premise that Obour ‘mishandled’ funds during his reign as MUSIGA’s president.
However, reacting to the claims, Obour has stated that he took over MUSIGA from a different leadership and so all the blame shouldn’t be put on him.
“I came to MUSIGA with a plan and to the best of my understanding and to the best of my abilities, I executed the plan fully,” he said.
“I can sue them for defamation but I feel strongly that people who are discerning will not just join the bandwagon. We know that if people are corrupt, they are prosecuted and I think the whole musician body cannot be fooled. Supposing it is some group saying this, we have the whole musician body,” he added.
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Once to every man, woman, and nation comes a moment to decide. Over the past few months after successfully leading the Musicians Union of Ghana for eight years many were the calls on me to avail myself for service to the good people of Asante Akyem South where I hail from. I was not very clear in my mind then as I had other competing considerations. After very extensive consultations with my maker (God), immediate family, friends and loved ones, the call on me to avail my self to service is overwhelming. The media carried several news articles of rumours of me going to contest the Asante Akyem South seat for parliament which I then responded was not a decision yet. I am very happy to announce today the 24th Day of January 2020 that I, Bice Osei Kuffour (Obour) have firmly decided to contest the NPP primaries in the Asante Akyem South Constituency to serve my people and contribute to improve the electoral fortunes of the great New Patriotic Party (NPP) ahead of the 2020 general elections when given the nod. I thank my very loyal and dedicated followers for your prayers and support in arriving at this well thought out decision. I would be picking my nomination forms on Tuesday 28th January 2020 at the NPP office in Juaso. God bless Asante Akyem South. God bless Ghana our motherland. Thank you