Thejakartatimes – The Central Executive Board of the Indonesian Self Employed Employees Organization (SOKSI) officially declared support to Airlangga Hartarto as a candidate for Golkar Party Chairman.
SOKSI Deputy Chairman Ade Komarudin said the support was based on a plenary meeting of the V of the SOKSI National Leadership Council on Thursday (30/11).
“Instruct all the ranks of the SOKSI regional councils of 34 provinces all over Indonesia to work together to support and win Airlangga Hartarto in the contestation of the extraordinary national deliberation (Munaslub) of Golkar Party,” Ade said in a press conference in South Jakarta on Monday (4/12).
Said Ade, the meeting also proposed and mandated SOKSI Depinas as a social organization (Ormas) Golkar Party founders to be a formatur in Munaslub.
Ade advised Airlangga that if elected, it still supports President Joko Widodo until 2024 as one of the mandate of the Bali 2016 Munaslub. That, he said, is also in line with the mandate of SOKSI founder, the late Suhardiman.
“At that time, Pak Suhardiman told Pak Jokowi that he can lead until 2024. This is the mandate of our founder Insya Allah Mr. Airlangga keeps our support to Jokowi,” said Ade.
The decree was then submitted to Airlangga Ade. Ade says this support is a supportive commitment to a better future of Golkar Party.
“Why we are supportive, Airlangga Hartarto is a good person, has integrity We are too long suffering, need a doctor Well Airlangga doctors,” he said.Airlangga who now serves as Chief Coordinator of Economic Affairs expressed his gratitude for the support given SOKSI.
“I received SOKSI’s message and SOKSI founder to support President Jokowi until 2024,” Airlangga said.
Furthermore, Airlangga is reluctant to think of his position as Minister of Industry in the working cabinet of Joko Widodo-Jusuf Kalla, if later elected at the national deliberations (Munaslub) .Angangga said it would comply with all directions from President Jokowi related to the position of chairman with the minister .
“The one who has the right is the father of the president, so we as our president’s aide assist the president’s direction,” Airlangga said.
Airlangga asserted that he will now focus on facing Munaslub first before talking about ministerial position in the working cabinet.
“So we concentrate to the National Conference first, we do not wish first,” said Airlangga. (Source:CNN)
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