Some residents of Ejura in the Ashanti Region are accusing the traditional authority of bias for failing to adequately condemn the assault on the Member of Parliament (MP) of the area.
The chief of the town, Barima Osei Hwedie II, who doubles as head of protocol at the office of the Vice president, was singled out for blame.
The chief has been accused amongst others of failing to stem control over the increasing spate of targeted violence and tension which have bedeviled the town since the beginning of this political season.
Also, increasing youth unemployment, armed robbery and murder are some of the common features of the municipality.
The Member of Parliament (MP), Bawa Braimah was beaten mercilessly by some individuals linked with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the Municipal Chief Executive(MCE) for the area, Alhaji Sualisu Bamba.
The attack on Hon. Bawa was over the ongoing voter registration exercise which the government has deployed soldiers to the constituency to monitor.
The attackers have now been identified but the police is yet to arrest those individuals despite an ultimatum issued by the NDC and some youth in the constituency.
Many high profile figures and groups in Ejura, including the Chairman of the Ghana Peace Council, have publicly condemned the growing violence and demanded stringent action from the police.
However, conspicuously missing from the tirade of condemnation coming all over is the constituency is the Ejurafie.
The refusal of the Ejurafie to condemn the growing insecurity in the area has angered some of the residents.
One resident questioned; “Since the incident happened and everybody is talking have you heard from Ejurahene?”
Another one claimed, “We all know he’s working at the vice president’s office but he should also remember he’s our chief, and not chief of NPP”.
The residents have therefore called on the chief and the traditional council members to first of all condemn the attack on the MP and step up efforts to avert further violence in the area.
The Ejurafie was not available for comment on the claims by the residents.