Habiburokhman: Gerindra respects NasDem’s decision in nominating Anies, ready for healthy competition

Gerindra Party deputy chair Habiburokhman
Gerindra Party deputy chair Habiburokhman. (Source: Gerindra Party)

Jakarta, IO – Gerindra Party deputy chair Habiburokhman admitted that the party doesn’t have a problem if Anies Baswedan, who was previously nominated by Gerindra in the Jakarta gubernatorial election, is going to compete against Gerindra chairman Prabowo Subianto in the 2024 presidential election.

He also said Gerindra respected NasDem’s decision in declaring Anies as the party’s presidential candidate. According to him, it is the constitutional right of any political party to nominate their own candidate.

Habiburokhman said Gerindra is ready to compete in a healthy manner. He is of the view that election is a contest that should bring goodness. If the intention is to do good for the people, continued Habiburokhman, then he will be trusted to be the leader of the country.

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“The philosophy of electoral politics is ‘fastabiqul khairat,’ namely competing in goodness. Whoever does what is best for the people will definitely be trusted to lead,” said Habiburokhman, as quoted from fraksigerindra.id, Thursday (6/10).

“Currently we are concentrating on fine-tuning the party structures in all regions,” he added. (un)