TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Prabowo Subianto’s younger brother, Hashim Djojohadikusumo, does not deny that there are attempts by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) to entice Prabowo as Jokowi’s vice presidential candidate.
“I’ll just smile to that [statement], I don’t deny that,” said Hashim in an event in Jakarta today.
Report about the president’s attempt to entice the opposition party leader was first mentioned by Gerindra Deputy Chairman Fadli Zon at the parliamentary complex in Senayan on Friday, March 2.
“There were representatives that came to us and offered to us to join. [They offered] Pak Prabowo as a candidate for vice presidency. This is normal in politics,” said Fadli Zon on Friday, March 2.
Asked whether the representative Fadli Zon referred to was Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Hashim once again answered, “I’ll just smile to that. I am a Javanese descent, you can translate that, you can interpret that yourself.”
Furthermore, if Prabowo runs for the presidency in the 2019 Presidential Election, Hashim said that anyone has the chance to become his running-mate.
According to him, Prabowo’s running-mate must essentially be a nationalist-religious individual either with a military background or it may be a civilian, activist, young, or a senior.