Peter Obi: Former Super Eagles Striker Emenike Meets Labour Party’s Presidential Candidate After Election

Peter Obi: Former Super Eagles Striker Emenike Meets Labour Party’s Presidential Candidate After Election

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:27 PM
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  • Ex-Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike met the Labour Party's presidential candidate Peter Obi
  • Emenike was in joyous mood when he met the former Anambra State Governor after the elections
  • Obi lost the race to ex-Lagos State Governor Bola Tinubu who is now Nigeria's President-elect

Former Nigerian international, Emmanuel Emenike was spotted with the candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi after the conclusion of the country's 2023 general election.

Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission has announced Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress as the President-elect.

Obi, against all odds, won 12 states including Lagos and Abuja, with many Nigerians claiming he should have been the outright winner of the poll.

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Former Super Eagles striker, Emmanuel Emenike in action for Nigeria. Photo by Lefty Shivambu.
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Nigerian outlet, Premium Times reported that Tinubu got 8,794,726 votes, the highest of all the candidates, while Atiku Abubakar of the People's Democratic Party garnered 6,984,520.

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How did Peter Obi fare?

The Labour Party's Obi came third in the election with a total of 6,101,533 votes but many of his followers have rejected the outcome, claiming the polls had been rigged.

Barely 24 hours after Tinubu received the Certificate of Return from the electoral commission, Emenike - the scorer of the most goals at AFCON 2013 - met with the presidential candidate.

Sharing a picture on his official Instagram handle, Emenike added the caption:

“Nothing is impossible when God is on your side.”

Emenike’s wife declares herself queen

Sports Brief also reported on the beautiful wife of former Nigerian international, Emenike, Iheoma Nnadi declaring herself Queen of the Wags.

The 26-year-old has continued to set tongues wagging on social media with her beauty, ensnaring her many followers on platforms like Instagram.

The acronym Wag means 'wife and girlfriend' of a sports star or celebrity, with the term especially popular among partners of professional footballers.

Emenike hangs out with celebs

Sports Brief also reported on Cubano Chief Priest, KCEE and Emineke spotted together at a New Year's party.

The former Nigerian international and his celebrity friends sang the popular Yoruba song Ese Baba.

Both the country's sports and entertainment industries saw highs and lows in the year that was.

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