THE decision by the first runner-up of the 2019 edition of Miss Ghana, Sarah Odei Amoani, to resign from her post is personal, according to Exclusive Events Ghana, organisers of the beauty pageant.
“Her lawyers wrote to inform us about her decision to resign and according to the letter, it is a personal decision,” CEO, Inna Patty said in an interview.
On Friday night, the news of Sarah Odei Amoani’s resignation shocked many Ghanaians.
In an interview, Inna Patty disputed reports that Miss Odei Amoani was “unhappy with demands required of her.”
She explained that the only expectation made on the first runner-up was the requirements for which winners work as Queens of Miss Ghana.
“Contestants are fully aware of these requirements when they take up the mantle to be queens,” she further stated.
Exclusive Events hinted that the decision may have been catalysed by "rather unfortunate circumstances" on Miss Odei Amoani’s part, to which management did not have the opportunity to remedy.
Inna Patty stated that it was unfortunate that the queen could not continue with them but they wish her well.
“We assure followers of the brand that all is well. We will keep doing our possible best to work with winners who are ready to work with us,” she added.
Sarah Odei Amoani joins a growing list of winners who have resigned.
The 2017 winner of Ghana’s foremost beauty pageant Margeret Dery took to Twitter to vent her anger at the organisers, labelling the pageant a scam after she resigned.
The 1st and 2nd runners up of the 2017 edition of Miss Ghana, Marigold Frimpong and Priscilla Nana Akua Gameli, also resigned shortly after Margaret Dery.
Other former winners of the pageant including Miss Ghana 2010 - Stephanie Karikari, Miss Ghana 2015 - Antoinette Delali Kemavor, Miss Ghana 2013 - Giuseppina Nana Akua Baafi and 1 first-runner up - Margaret Kuma-Mintah also during the 2017 banter between the event organisers and Margaret Dery made some damning allegations.
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