TV3‘s Ghana Most Beautiful pageant is facing criticisms for evicting Savannah Region representative, Arama ahead of crowning a new queen.
According to a press release signed by one Mary Korsah on behalf of Arama for GMB for 2021, Support Team, she alleged that in August 29th, 2021 at about 13:43 pm, about 5,000 votes sent by the contestant’s supporters did not reflect on the leaderboard for a long time.
It took the vigilance of the ‘Arama for GMB’ support team to detect this. When the issue was reported to the TV3 GMB team, particularly to one Rex (not his full name), it took them a long time to release the votes in favour of the contestant at about 19:51 pm, the press release stated.
Again on September 5, 2021, the day Arama was evicted, about GH¢ 2,000.00 worth of votes in her favour did not reflect on the leaderboard. This was again detected and a call was made to Rex at the IT unit of the GMB but he refused to pick up the call. We then drew the attention of some other GMB team members but they indicated that the app was down. We were not convinced by that response because we realized that the votes of other contestants continued to increase within the same period, we were told the app was down. All attempts to get the votes credited to the contestant proved futile, she indicated in the release.
“The most disgusting experience was when the GMB IT unit reversed GH¢600.00 worth of votes out of the last GHC 2,000 worth of votes onto the phone which was used to do the bulk voting on that day and the evidence is available. The interesting thing is that, this reversal of the votes was done just before the eviction time but the money was paid into the account the next day. Up till today no explanation has been provided for that action”.
She therefore describes the eviction of Arama as a deliberate move.
Below is the full press release by Mary Korsah on behalf of Arama for GMB for 2021, Support Team.