2nd September, 2012
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the national leader of the Nigeria’s opposition Action Congress of Nigeria will from Monday join the American President,Barack Obama, leaders of the Democratic Party and thousands of party members and donors to attend the three-day National convention of the party in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Tinubu who was invited to the Democratic National Convention in his right as the leader of the opposition in Nigeria will be at the ring side as the Democratic Party conduct activities that will culminate in the nomination of President Obama as its candidate for the November 2012 Presidential elections in the USA.
Tinubu will be accompanied by Governor Kayode Fayemi, Mr. Dele Alake and Lagos Speaker Ikuforiji.
On Thursday September 6, at Bank of America Stadium President Obama and Vice President Biden will deliver their nomination acceptance speeches.
Tinubu’s invitation to attend the 2012 Democratic National Convention comes after a week lecture tour, townhall meeting and book launching activities in Washington DC and Chicago.
The Democratic National Convention Committee has approved R&B songstress Mary J. Blige, rock band Foo Fighters, and soul band Earth, Wind & Fire to perform for the delegates and convention guests, at Bank of America Stadium.
The Democratic National Convention (DNC) is a series of presidential nominating conventions held every four years since 1832 by the Democratic Party. The primary goal of the Democratic National Convention is to nominate and confirm a candidate for President and Vice President, adopt a comprehensive party platform and unify the party. Total delegates expected are 5,556 for the September 4-6, 2012. Charlotte, North Carolina. Time Warner Cable Arena-Bank of America Stadium.
Only last week, the Republican Party held its convention in Tampa, Florida, where it nominated Romney as its Presidential candidate and Paul Ryan as Vice.