The Gbi Traditional Council and the Muslim community at Hohoe have warned people who were trying to create division between the two groups to desist from the act.
A Senior Divisional Chief of Gbi and also Chief of Gbi-Wegbe, Togbe Keh, told the media at Hohoe that while the Traditional Council was preparing towards the final funeral rites of the late Paramount Chief of the area, Togbega Gabusu VI, some people were also busy trying to sow seeds of confusion among the Muslims community.
According to Togbe Keh, it had come to the attention of the Gbi Traditional Council that some people were circulating information on social media alleging that the people of Gbi were planning to attack the Muslims community at Hohoe as a form of retaliation for past happenings.
The Chief said his outfit and the Muslim leadership decided to call the media to distance themselves from the falsehood being spread by people he described as “unscrupulous persons” trying to bring the image of the Gbi Traditional Council into disrepute.
Togbe Keh continued that it was an undisputable fact that there was a misunderstanding between the Gbi State and the Zongo community at Hohoe in 2012, but through the sound leadership of the late Paramount Chief, Togbega Gabusu, the misunderstanding was amicably resolved, thereby paving way for the Muslim community in Hohoe to live in peace without any problems up to date.
According to Togbe Keh, the audio being circulated on social media alleged that the Gbis and the Zongo community had a scores to settle, and this, according to the audio, could happen during the burial rites of the late Paramount Chief, starting from Tuesday December 7, 2021, through to Wednesday December 15, 2021.
He said the audio circulating on social media also mentioned Peki and Alavanyo as areas where people would be recruited to attack the Muslim community.
Togbe Keh said the Gbi Traditional Council and the Zongo community at Hohoe had unequivocally disassociated themselves again from such statements being spread, and urged Ghanaians to disregard the audio on social media.
Togbe Keh pointed out that the late Paramount Chief of Gbi Traditional Area had left a memorable legacy for his people to live peacefully with everybody regardless of tribe, religion and political affiliation. To him, it is absurd that the funeral of such a person who made peace with the Hohoe Zongo Community would be used to attack the Muslim brothers.
He said the Gbi Traditional Council and the elders of the Zongo Community at Hohoe see the audio as false, mischievous, irritating, destructive and orchestrated to mar to cordial relationship between the Gbi Traditional Council and the Muslim Community at Hohoe.
He assured Ghanaians that the people of Gbi and the Muslims at Hohoe Zongo are living peacefully and would continue to live in peace.