TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Fahri Hamzah disagree if Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan runs for president. He reminded Anies about the Jakarta Regional Head Elections in 2017 that he said was ‘bloody’.
"I feel the people of Jakarta should not be played like this, the last Jakarta election was ‘bloody’, read the signs of the times, do not forget," he said via his Twitter account @Fahrihamzah, Tuesday, July 10.
Fahri Hamzah said his disagreement with Anies is the same as when he refused Joko Widodo to run for president in 2014. He said do not play with the people of Jakarta.
“I disagree @aniesbaswedan to be a presidential candidate, simply because I used to disagree when @jokowi left his post in Jakarta,” he said.
Earlier, Anies was mentioned to run as a presidential candidate by the party that raised Fahri, the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS). Meanwhile, Gerindra Party has planned to propose Anies as a vice presidential candidate to accompany Prabowo Subianto.
Fahri Hamzah did not explain what he meant about the ‘bloody’ Jakarta Regional Head Elections. However, as is known, the elections in 2017 was followed by a wave of protests demanding the candidate for the incumbent governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama or Ahok to be imprisoned for being considered of blasphemy to Islam
M ROSSENO AJI