TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Chief of the Central Executive Board of the National Mandate Party (PAN) Yandri Susanto, is confident that the family of former Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid, also known as Gus Dur, will provide their support for Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno.
"Looking through Gus Dur's statement when he was alive, he supports Prabowo," Yandri said on Thursday, September 13, 2018.
Prabowo had met with Gus Dur's wife Sinta Nuriyah Wahid and Gus Dur's second child Yenny Wahid. Yandri explained that the visit was intended to garner support and to ask Yenny to become part of Prabowo's campaign team.
Yandri also explained that the visit to Gus Dur's house was not intended to compete with their opponent Joko Widodo and Ma'ruf Amin.
"It's not about gathering support from the NU or Muhammadiyah," Yandri said while adding that Prabowo is aiming to approach all elements, which can be considered as potential.
RYAN DWIKY ANGGRIAWAN