Prabowo, Sandiaga Visits NU

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  • President and Vice President candidate, Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno, during medical check up in Gatot Subroto hospital, Jakarta, Aug. 13, 2018. TEMPO/M Taufan Rengganis

    President and Vice President candidate, Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno, during medical check up in Gatot Subroto hospital, Jakarta, Aug. 13, 2018. TEMPO/M Taufan Rengganis

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Presidential and vice president candidate Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno visited the Islamic organization Nahdlatul Ulama Executive Board (PBNU) on Thursday, August 16, 2018.

    Earlier, the pair had visited leaders of another Islamic organization Muhammadiyah on Monday, August 13, 2018.S

    Sandiaga explained that the visit was intended to establish a good relationship with PBNU, and to seek for blessing.

    “[Visit for] paying respects as usual because it is in our culture, visiting figures, asking for a blessing," said Prabowo at the PBNU office on Thursday, August 16, 2018.

    Accompanying Prabowo were Gerindra Secretary-General Ahmad Muzani and Gerindra Deputy Chairman Ferry Juliantono. The entourage then went to the meeting room on the 3rd floor. They were welcomed by PBNU General Chairman Said Aqil Siraj and PBNU Chairman Robikin Emhas.

    Prabowo and Sandiaga will run as presidential and vice presidential candidate in the 2019 Presidential Election. The pair is supported by a coalition consisting of Gerindra Party, the Prosperity and Justice Party (PKS), the National Mandate Party (PAN), and the Democratic Party.

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