AHY Admits Talking of Politics with Jokowi

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaChief of Democrat Party's Joint Task Force Command (Kogasma) Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono (AHY) said State Secretariat Minister Pratikno rang him to manage the meeting with President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.

    "With the help of Pak Pratikno who asked me three days ago whether I'm in Jakarta this Thursday, I told him that insyaallah I'm in Jakarta," said AHY in Merdeka Palace, Jakarta on Thursday, May 2, 2019, standing beside Pratikno.

    Jokowi and the opposition met in State Palace at around 4:10 PM Jakarta time. He arrived in the Presidential State complex since 3:44 PM Jakarta time.

    The son of former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono expressed his gratitude for being able to meet Jokowi today as he had yet long met the latter.

    "This is a good circumstance to hold silaturahmi after his busy work and we are also in the field for the past eight months," he said.

    According to AHY, the meeting with Jokowi touched on the current political condition after the voting day. He hoped all parties would remain patient and calm while expecting the vote counting.

    Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono underlined that the best state a person can do is to wait until the end of the vote calculation and the official announcement by the Election Commission (KPU) because being patient was a part of appreciation toward the election organizers who were become victims due to fatigue during and after the elections.

    "Hopefully on May 22, we all can accept whatever the results presented by the KPU later," the Democrat executive remarked.

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