Nasdem Party confirmed that President Joko Widodo has pocketed the name of the vice presidential candidate for the contest of Presidential Election 2019.
Nasdem Party Secretary General Jhony Plate said the name of Jokowi vice president who is still a secret is a great companion figure.
“It must make an uproar because Indonesia is a suitable figure for Indonesia 2019-2024,” he said at the Office of DPP Nasdem, Jakarta, Monday (9/7/2019).
Nasdem believes, vice president Jokowi will not split the coalition Jokowi party in the 2019 presidential election. In fact, said Jhony, the name will be accepted by all supporters of Jokowi political parties.
Jhony is still closing the name of vice president Jokowi. However, he said, the character is a figure who has a reputation and will complement the leadership of Jokowi.
“This is prominent, so we have to maintain their reputation,” Jhony said.
Regarding party figures or not, Jhony said Nasdem did not distinguish him. He emphasized, vice president Jokowi is a great and reputable figure.
Jokowi previously claimed to have decided who vice president who will accompany him forward in the 2019 presidential election.
However, Jokowi has not been willing to announce the name to the public.
“(Vice president or vice president candidates) already exist, live dikumumin,” said Jokowi at JIExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta, Saturday (7/7/2018).
Jokowi asked reporters and the public to be patient. The announcement of the name of vice president, he said, should be done at the right time.
“At the right time we will announce it.Wait, it’s just a matter of how many days, baseball is patient,” said Jokowi.
Jokowi and PDI Perjuangan Chairman Megawati Soekarnoputri meet on Sunday (8/7/2018) then at Istana Batu Tulis, Bogor, West Java.
PDI Perjuangan Secretary General Hasto Kristianto said a number of topics were discussed in the meeting for 1 hour 50 minutes.
Related pilpres, Hasto said, Jokowi already pocketed the name that will serve as his deputy candidate.
“With regard to who will be decided as vice president, the name is conical and has been pocketed Mr. Jokowi,” Hasto said in a press release on Monday (9/7/2018).