Jakarta, IO – Budi Arie Setiadi, chairman of ProJo, a supporter group for President Joko Widodo, said Jokowi’s support for Gerindra Party chairman Prabowo Subianto in the 2024 presidential election is not just a lip service.
Budi said this could be seen from Jokowi’s gesture when he expressed the support. According to him, Jokowi expects Prabowo to win the election.
“We believe that Pak Jokowi is certainly not joking or paying a lip service when he said that Prabowo doesn’t need his blessing because he has given his approval and it’s Prabowo’s turn. I don’t think it’s just a small talk or pleasantry,” said Budi, reported detik, Thursday (17 /11).
“It is clear that Pak Jokowi truly hopes that Pak Prabowo will win,” he added.
According to Budi, there will be four factors that will determine a victory in the upcoming election, one being the support from volunteer groups. The others are party coalition, presidential candidate and vice-presidential candidate.
Budi confirmed that ProJo will support Prabowo’s candidacy. He said that currently only Prabowo has the ticket to run.
“He just needs to wait for a party coalition and decide on his running mate, but as a presidential candidate he already held the ticket,” said Budi. (un)