Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Barack Obama Makes History As He Wins Democratic Presidential Nomination!



Illinois senator Barack Obama has laid claim to the Democratic presidential nomination, taking a historic step toward his once-improbable goal of becoming the United States' first black president. (June 3)
| 4-Jun-08 12:39 AM GMT


Tuesday night June 3, 2008, U.S. Senator Barack Obama became the first African-American to win the presidential nomination of an American political party when he reached the required number of 2, 118 national convention delegates of the Democratic Party.

"Tonight, I can stand before you and say that I will be the Democratic nominee for president of the United States. Tonight we mark the end of one historic journey with the beginning of another -- a journey that will bring a new and better day to America," Barack Obama declared.

Senator Barack Obama acknowledged his formidable Democratic presidential rival, Senator Hillary Clinton.
"Our party and our country are better off because of her, and I am a better candidate for having had the honor to compete with Hillary Rodham Clinton," Obama said.

The last contests of the Democratic presidential primary season ended in Montana and South Dakota with Barack Obama winning Montana Primary and Hillary Clinton won South Dakota Primary.

Nigerian Times congratulates Senator Barack Obama for his historic achievement in the history of American Democracy.

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