The appeal was made in a statement signed by 40 members of the Jaman South Municipal Assembly and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Wednesday.
This followed the recent clash between the residents of Japekrom and Drobo on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, which led to the death of three persons, injuries to others and damage to properties.
The statement said: “As assembly members and representatives of the people, we were deeply saddened by the news of the clash and the lost of lives and we unequivocally condemn it as most unfortunate and morally unacceptable.”
It expressed the condolences of the assemblymen to the bereaved families and prayed to God to receive their souls while wishing persons who sustained various injuries speedy recovery.
The statement pleaded with the chiefs of the two traditional councils, religious leaders, civil society organisations, opinion leaders and the public to support the security forces to bring peace to the area.
It said it was very unfortunate, unfair, and worrying that the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Alhaji Abuu had been implicated in the whole turmoil in the municipality by some people and had called for his removal, a move the assembly members described as “suicidal to decentralization and democracy.”
The statement said: “As assembly members, we have known and worked with Alhaji Abuu for almost two years now and we know him to be one of the best Municipal Chief Executives not only in the Brong Ahafo Region but in the entire country.
“He is someone who does his work devoid of religious, tribal and even political sentiments and we again unequivocally say that, we are solidly behind our MCE and we are not ready to approve of any person or work with anybody apart from him.”
The statement called on the people to support the MCE to restore peace in the area, “as the curfew imposed on us has affected all aspect of our lives.
“We must therefore co-operate and support the security forces to facilitate the process of ensuring and restoring peace in the municipality, and we should remember that, we are one people, one heritage with common destiny.”
It said the turmoil has not only damaged the reputation of the municipality, but Ghana at large.
The statement appealed to the security intelligence and the investigative bodies to expedite action on the matter and bring anybody found culpable to face the full rigorous of the law to serve as a deterrent.