Why Can’t A Musician Become An MP – Obour Asks Critics
Former President of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Bice Osei Kuffour, has established that being a musician should not prevent anyone including himself from becoming a Member of Parliament.
He said, if doctors, hairdressers and people belonging to other professions have been given the nod to represent their communities in parliament, then he shouldn’t be chastised for chasing his dreams.
“Who are our politicians? When you go to Parliament now, who are there? There is a hairdresser there. There is a businesswoman there. There are market women and doctors there. What stops a musician from being there? Is music not part of the things we do as a country? If not for anything, music plays a major role in most of our lives,” he stated.
The former MUSIGA vice president who spoke in an interview with CITIFM said creative arts, culture are key elements in the development of the country.
“Don’t we have entertainment? So there’s nothing wrong with having a musician in Parliament. At Parliament, we discuss tourism, creative arts, culture, and several other things that music is keyed in. It’s actually a plus for Parliament to have a musician,” he stressed.
Obour has not had it easy getting support from his colleagues and other critics ever since he announced his intentions to contest in the NPP Parliamentary primaries at Asante Akyem South Constituency.
Mr. Osei Kuffour filed his nomination on Friday, February 14, 2020.