Representative of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), Miss Timipere Christopher, and the representative of National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), Miss Blessing Eugene; as well as the representative of L.T.T Coastal & Marine Services Ltd, Miss Stella Amuba have all maintained their top three positions respectively in week 5 Voting result of the ongoing Face Of Maritime International (FOMI).
According to the week 5 voting result released early Saturday morning by the organisers, PLATFORM REPORTERS, the trio who occupied the top 3 positions from week 4 before FOMI went on one week voting break after stage one, also worked hard to retain their respective positions during week 5 voting campaign.
Analysing week 5 voting result, Executive Director of FOMI, Mr Sylvanus Obasi revealed that although Miss MWUN, Timipere did not get any single vote in week 5, she still maintain her top spot with 201.4 percent of votes; whereas Miss NAGAFF, and Miss LTT added 650 and 3000 votes respectively in week 5, but it was not enough to upset the table as the duo remains in second and third positions with 139.4% and 120.2% of votes respectively.
Speaking further, Obasi revealed that Miss LTT would need about 1000 votes to overtake Miss NAGAFF in week 6 if Miss NAGAFF fails to add to her tally in the coming week, whereas all that Miss NAGAFF would need to overtake Miss MWUN is a little above 3000 votes if Miss MWUN fails to increase her votes in week 6.
Meanwhile, in the bottom table, the representative of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Miss Morayo Sholaja, and the representative of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Miss Mary Ogbogo together with the representative of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA Nigeria) are dangerously occupying the bottom 3 positions with a risk of eviction.
Without a single vote in week 3, week 4 and week 5 consecutively, Miss NIWA is currently occupying the bottom spot with a mere 4.6% of votes; followed by Miss NPA who didn’t get a single vote in week 5 and now sits second to the last with just 6.4% of votes; whereas Miss WISTA Nigeria who got only 1 vote in the whole of week 5 now sits third to bottom in the voting table with 8.5% of votes.
Explaining the implications of the voting results, Mr Obasi posited that although these 15 contestants have qualified to enter FOMI Faculty Camp come October 11, but the only two ways to avoid eviction from the camp is either to be among top 12 contestants in the voting table while in camp or to make a total of 3000 votes which gives one automatic place in the grand finale.
In his words, “These top 15 contestants have all qualified to enter camp and reach grand finale stage if they all make the minimum voting benchmark of 3000 votes. Otherwise, only top 12 would reach grand finale while the bottom 3 could be evicted from camp. But if they all make 3000 votes, FOMI is ready to take all of them to grand finale”, he said.
The week 5 FOMI Voting table stands as follows starting with top three:
1. CHRISTOPHER TIMIPERE (002) MISS MWUN : 201.4%
2. EUGENE BLESSING (026) MISS NAGAFF: 139.4%
3. STELLA AMUBA (025) MISS L.T.T: 120.2%
Mid table contestants are as follows:
4. ABDULSALAM KEHINDE (007) MISS NIMASA: 28.7%
5. NWOSU CHIAMAKA (009) MISS FMOT: 22.8%
6. ARIKAWE ABIGAIL: (005) MISS NSC: 17.1%
7. OKORO LILIAN (008) MISS WIMA: 14.8%
8. OBADINA SIMISOLA (003) MISS SIFAX: 14.3%
9. MICHEAL BLESSING (016) MISS CUSTOMS: 13.8%
10. IKOGHODE ANNE (010) MISS NMU: 13.4%
11. HENRY HANNAH (022) MISS ANLCA: 8.7%
12. BLESSED DEBBIE (011) MISS CRFFN: 8.6%
Bottom three on the table are:
13. AGBER RUTH (006) MISS WISTA: 8.5%
14. OGBOGO MARY (014) MISS NPA: 6.4%
15. MORAYO SHOLAJA (004) MISS NIWA: 4.6%
FOMI organisers encourage sponsors, fans and supporters to keep voting for their favourite contestants to make it to FOMI 2020 Grand Finale schedled to hold in Lagos on Saturday, October 17, 2020.