Paloh grateful for Yenny Wahid support on Jokowi-Maruf

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Nasdem Party Chairman Surya Paloh has said he was grateful for the support given by the daughter of the 4th President Abdurrahman Wahid, Yenny Wahid, to the pair of Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Maruf Amin (Jokowi-Maruf) in the 2019 presidential election.

“We are very grateful and encouraging. And again, it will strengthen the opinions, thoughts, and beliefs of the people to support and give their best choice to Jokowi-Maruf,” Paloh remarked at Nasdem office in Gondangdia on Wednesday night.

The Nasdem party chairman also expressed hope that the peoples trust will be well maintained until the elections in April 2019.

Nevertheless, Paloh reminded that another important thing that must be safeguarded is the security and and stability of the presidential election.

It is because no matter how much support is given, it will not mean anything if conducive atmosphere ahead of and during the elections is not maintained.

“Hopefully this can be maintained well, because the election is still next year. I only hope that all parties will maintain stability and conducive conditions,” Paloh said.

Earlier, Yenny Wahid and nine members of the Gus Dur Cadre Consortium declared support for the Jokowi-Maruf Amin pair.

The nine members of the Gus Dur Cadre Consortium who expressed support for the Jokowi-Maruf pair were the Gus Dur Barricade, the Kampung Nusantara Kiai Forum, Al Mawardi Political Line, the Nusantara Awakening Movement, the Nusantara Student Unit, Millennial Political Movement, Santri Pojokan Community, Womens Network for NKRI, and the National Concern Forum.

Source: ANTARA News