The public openly support the former Minister of Education to run in the 2024 presidential elections.
JAKARTA | KBA – After the emergence of a banner in Jakarta last month, supporting Mr. Anies Baswedan as 2024 presidential hopeful, Indonesian people now seem increasingly ready in supporting this proposal for President Anies Rasyid Baswedan.
The public openly support the former Minister of Education to run in the 2024 presidential elections. This happened for a reason. First, because of Anies’ unmatched electability, which is in line with Anies’ leadership now more favorable to voters recently.
The Volunteer Troops Chairman, Mr. Sismono Laode, expressed his support for the Governor of the Capital City of Jakarta as President of the Republic of Indonesia.
“For us, Anies has transformed himself to become one of the favorable leaders dreamed by the Indonesian people and for that reason he deserves to lead Indonesia in the future,” said Mr. Laode quoted from merdeka.com, Tuesday, Oktober, 5, 2021.
Laode explained that Anies Volunteers Troops was established since 2020. However, he realized that so far there has been no plan by the Governor to run as candidate of the presidential election. The reason is, he said, the former rector of Paramadina University was indeed focused on his current job as the Governor of Jakarta.
“Governor Anies is now focusing on building the capital and completing campaign promises and thank God all the programs have now almost been completed,” he explained.
“We believe that there is power beyond the will of man. Almost all people do not expect that Mr. Anies could be a suitable candidate for governor’s job because he did not represent a and hence guarnteed the support of a certain political party. Also, no one thought that Mr. Jokowi could be a presidential candidate from PDIP at that time. Politics is like cience of miracles,” Mr. Laode argued.
Previously, a banner was posted on the crossing bridge (jembatan penyeberangan orang, or JPO) in the Slipi Area, Jakarta, Monday. The banner attracted attention because it supported the current Jakarta Governor, Mr. Anies Baswedan, as a 2024 presidential candidate.
On the banner attached to JPO near the West Jakarta District Court, it was displayed with a photo of Mr. Anies wearing batik shirt. Next to Anies photo, there was words to read “Anies Baswedan For President Indonesia 2024.”
Not only that, there was also message such as “Rise, Fair, and Prosperous”. There was also posted of another volunteer group name supporting Anies’ presidential candidacy.
So far, KBA News is aware if Mr. Anies Baswedan did not commen on this voluntary action on the part of the public to openly support the idea that he must run for a presidential candidate in the general elections in 2024.
What people of Jakarta are aware of is that Mr. Anies Baswedan now preoccupied with his daunting tasks of his remaining programs to be completed before his terms end in 2022, as he has promised during his campaign for Governor of DKI Jakarta in 2017. (kba)