The Ghanaian Presidential elections held today as fifteen million Ghanaians went to the polls to decide who their President will be for the next four years. Here’s everything you should know about the elections HERE.
ELLE Magazine decided to jump in on the elections but ended up making an embarrassing gaffe. Ghana’s former first Lady is one of the candidates in the election and ELLE erroneously figured she was the first woman to run for the Presidency in West Africa.
Well, say hello to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Johnson who’s actually President and Remi Sonaiya who was the KOWA party candidate in Nigeria’s last Presidential elections.
— ELLEUK (@ELLEUK) December 7, 2016
Expectedly, the internet was unforgiving
@ELLEUK please do deep research (in this case, you actually didn’t need to do that much), Liberia’s current president is female
— Akosua-Asamoabea (@akosuaasamoabea) December 7, 2016
@ELLEUK the first woman to make it on the ballot in Ghana. Not the first to run. Secondly, Liberia (in W. Afr) has a female President.
— Victory!!! (@DEPEARCE) December 7, 2016
@ELLEUK y’all need to fire the idiot who wrote this shit. Last time I checked Google wasn’t charge for searches.
— T’Challa (@TrapTChalla) December 7, 2016