Oyegun APC Chairman to attend 2016 US democratic national convention

Parliamentarians, diplomats and senior political party leaders from over 100 countries will observe the nomination process of the Democratic Party's candidate.

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The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, will on Monday join current and former world leaders in the U.S. for 2016 Democratic Convention.

This is contained in a statement released to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday by APC’s Assistant Director of Publicity, Mr Edegbe Odemwingie.

According to the statement, parliamentarians, diplomats and senior political party leaders from over 100 countries will observe the nomination process of the Democratic Party's candidate for President and Vice-President of the U.S.

The convention tagged the 2016 International Leaders Forum (ILF) would hold in ‎Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from Monday to Thursday.

''This follows the National Chairman's acceptance of an invitation by the President of the National Democratic Institute (NDI), Kenneth Wollack.

''Odigie-Oyegun will be accompanied to the convention by the APC’s National Secretary, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni.

''The Democratic National Convention is used to nominate the Democratic Party’s candidate for President and Vice President of the United States of America.

''The Convention is also used to officially adopt the Democratic Party’s platform (manifesto),'' the statement said.

It stated that the NDI, on behalf of the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC), had hosted international visitors at every Democratic National Convention since 1984.

It added that activities during the convention week, NDI would hold special events for the international visitors.

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''Participants will attend morning and afternoon seminars on U.S. politics, and domestic and foreign policy issues defining the presidential election.

''Bi-partisan panel discussions will be led by Democratic and Republican leaders, journalists and opinion makers,'' the statement said.

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