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Aug 30, 2008 at 01:45pm IST

Obama's grandmom is his biggest supporter

New Delhi: Eighty six- year-old Sarah Obama, the US Democratic presidential nominee, Barack Obama’s grandmother seems to be his biggest supporter.

A day after the Illinois senator formally accepted his party's nomination the elated grandma has said she will visit him if he's elected as the President of United States.

"It is about give and take if you want to win a battle," the 86-year-old said in her native Luo language. "I stayed up late on Thursday night watching clips of the convention,” she added

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Sarah Obama was the third wife of Obama's paternal grandfather Hussein Onyango Obama. Although not a blood relation, Obama often refers to her as his grandmother.

Obama's candidature has already stirred excitement in Kenya. Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga saying his ascent was good for Africa. Odinga is an ethnic Luo, as was Obama's late father.

Barack Obama, who was born in the United States, barely knew his Kenyan father who returned to his homeland when Barack was a young boy.

However, Obama was given a hero's welcome during his last visit to the rural village in 2006 when he visited his grandmother.

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