Subianto Promises to Slice Electricity Price, Widodo Extends Autonomy Fund
Two Indonesian surveyor, Vox Populi Research Center and Charta Politika, puts Joko Widodo - Ma'ruf Amin pair ahead Prabowo Subianto - Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno - Photo: Special

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – In his political trip to Bali and West Nusa Tenggara, Candidate President Prabowo Subianto promised to decrease electricity tariffs and basic necessities if elected in April 17. While the “incumbent” Joko Widodo assured the peoples in Aceh to extend pouring special autonomy funds and toll road construction.

In Denpasar, Bali, Subianto claimed to have been inspired by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad, who, despite being 93 years old, still leads the country. Subianto considered Mahathir to be a well-established figure so he would not seek personal benefits while serving as Prime Minister of Malaysia.

“He (Mahatir Mohamad) saw a lot of corruption, so he went down the mountain. He didn’t look for anything,” he said on Tuesday (03/26).

The General Chairman of the Gerakan Indonesia Raya Party said Indonesia still had a lot of corruption and only a handful of people enjoyed wealth above the fact that the people were suffering so much. For this reason, he promised to create a clean, safe and prosperous government.

While, in his campaign in Mataram (West Nusa Tenggara), Subianto acknowledged that the people were wanting change and were committed to reducing electricity tariffs and prices of basic necessities in the first 100 days. He also ensures the government will guarantee the welfare of farmers and fishermen.

“I asked the experts, could I lower the price of electricity? They answered that it could be in the first 100 days. Prices of meat, basic food prices could go down. Fishermen, farmers, honorary teachers, we guarantee their welfare,” he said.

Besides, his running mate, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno raised the issue of labor and fishermen’s welfare during his visit to Lamongan, Lamongan, Tuban, Bojonegoro and Gresik Regencies in East Java.

In his campaign, Uno stressed that labor is very important. But the matter of the welfare of the fishermen is also very important, specifically in the north coast, such as from Tuban, Lamongan, Gresik and others.

Otherwise, in his campaign in Lhokseumawe, Aceh province, the former of Governor of DKI Jakarta (2012-2014) claimed to have settled in the city of Lhokseumawe, Aceh, so that his visit seemed to be reminiscent of a time when he worked at PT Alas Helau in Aceh on 1986-1988.

“I really want to advance Aceh, because I have a very long history of living in Aceh. In Lhokseumawe I stayed seven months, then moved to Takengon, Central Aceh, for 2.5 years,” he said in front of hundreds of supporters.

The former Mayor of Solo convinced the people who were present for the availability of special Aceh autonomy funds. “I will fight for special autonomy funds to be extended again,” he said.

Widodo also explained that the construction of the Aceh toll road connected to Lampung along 2,700 kilometers will be connected in 2024. At present, the development of the toll road has reached 21 kilometers.

The incumbent also said about the development of the development of the Arun Lhokseumawe Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

After passing through his supporters in Aceh, Widodo and his entourage moved to the Dumai, in Riau Province. There he greeted his supporters and asked to remain steadfast in caring for their choices.

Meanwhile, Ma’ruf Amin conducted a campaign in Dulang Mas, Purworejo, Wonosobo and Temanggung districts in Central Java.

In addition to the campaign, Amin also visited a number of activities such as the Nahdatul Ulama Community in the Kedu, Magelang, and Banyumas residencies to strengthen the choice of his supporters.

The former Chairperson of the Indonesian Ulama Assembly acknowledged that there was a strong influence from the Subianto-Uno stronghold on the migration of supporters of serial number 01, so that their electability was slightly shaken in several surveys.

Written by Daniel Deha, Email: daniel@theinsiderstories.com

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