Gusdurian Support Joko Widodo - Ma'ruf Amin in 2019 Presidential Election - Photo: Privacy

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) –  The question who will be supported by the former President Abudrahman Wahid’s family and his follower, also known Gusdurian, has been answered. The members have agreed to support Joko Widodo and Maruf Amin in 2019 Presidential Election, said the spokeswoman on Wednesday (26/09).

“By saying bismillahirrahmanirrahim, we declared to support the candidate number one (Widodo – Amin),” said Yenny Wahid in Jakarta. This has denied rumors that Wahid and Gusdurian become one of the Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno’s campaign team.

She said they choose Widodo-Amin because they concern on the people condition, caring for the community, simple, thinking about the welfare of the society, and know what the people needs. Followed the supported, Wahid urged Widodo-Amin to meet the basic need of the community, including bring social justice for the people of Indonesia.

“The leader who we seek is the one who want to move, a leader who is close to the people. A leader who is simple in his way of thinking,” she added.

At the same day, one of moslem leader Din Syamsuddin send his resignation to President Widodo from his position as a special envoy for Dialog and Cooperation Among Religions and Civilization. Widodo admitted has met and received the resignation of Syamsuddin.

“Yesterday afternoon, I received a letter of resignation from Din Syamsuddin. I respect his choice,” said President.

To president, Syamsudin explained that his resignation is meant that he can be neutral in the 2019 general election. The head of the state adds, “He want to be in the model. He want to stay neutral. So, I appreciate his decision.”

Moslem voters have been the concern of Widodo since last year. The defeated of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama to become the Governor of Jakarta involved in religious issues became his concern and finally decided Amin to become his vice president candidate in the 2019 election.

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