Thejakartatimes – Chairman of United Development Party (PPP) Romahurmuziy said that money politics is one of the challenges that must be faced in the elections simultaneously as well as other elections.
Right now, it’s no secret that sounds can be bought and sold. In fact, one vote can be priced at Rp 1 million.
“Here, many candidates for regional heads who continue the mandate, must spend so much money to gain power,” Romy said in his speech at the event the 45th birthday of PPP in the office of DPP PPP, Jakarta, Friday (5/1/2018) .
Unfortunately, Romy said, the awareness of democracy in the region has not been comprehensive.
In fact, in the area of election, with innocent citizens claimed to elect a candidate head of the region if there is money distributed.
Romy regretted the head of the region who to get the mandate of the people willing to spend up to hundreds of billions of dollars.
“Then the vortex of corruption will never be finished, will never stop,” Romy said.
Romy cites the study of Executive Director of Indonesian Political Indicator Burhanuddin Muhtadi in his dissertation, that Indonesia is in second place in the world with the highest money politics practice after Uganda.
Some respondents claimed to have multiple payment. That is, residents receive money from several candidates for regional heads at once.
Romy asserted that PPP cadres, especially those nominating themselves as regional heads, should abolish the practice.
“The PPP should be part of correcting the democratic path,” Romy said.
“We have to straighten out, restore Indonesia’s democratic rail to the rails that the nation’s founders wanted,” Romy said.
Romy says integrity and spirituality are the main things sought in the person of the leader. The two values must be embedded in the PPP nominated candidate.
“If the person is mentally corrupt, he is forever corrupt, because mental is innate,” Romy said. (Thejakartatimes/Elv/Source: Kompas)