TEMPO.CO, While – The Regional Executive Board (DPW) of the United Development Party (PPP) of North Sumatra declared support for the Governor of Central Java Ganjar Pranowo as a presidential candidate (candidate) in the 2024 presidential election.
“The reason we support is because Ganjar is part of the PPP family and has a good track record,” said North Sumatran PPP DPW Chairman Jaffarudin Harapan, in a written statement, Saturday, October 8, 2022.
This he conveyed in the declaration event which coincided with the Regional Work Conference (Mukerwil) I of the North Sumatran PPP in Medan, North Sumatra, Saturday, October 8, 2022.
The declaration ceremony was opened directly by the Acting General Chairperson of PPP, Muhamad Mardiono. According to him, Ganjar is part of the United Development Party because some of his family are members of the PPP.
“Pak Ganjar is part of our leaders and the big PPP family because his father-in-law is a kiai who until the end of his life in PPP. Then, his brother-in-law is also a member of the PPP faction in Central Java,” said Mardiono.
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Then regarding the presidential candidate promoted by PPP to be submitted to the United Indonesia Coalition (KIB), Mardiono said that until now his party is still selecting support from the grassroots or grassroots because PPP believes that sovereignty is in the hands of the people.
“Later, we wait for the others to speak. We will take the majority vote to KIB. Currently, it’s still a selection. We are waiting for a strong undercurrent because democracy is built and sovereignty is in the hands of the people,” said Mardiono.
In addition to the North Sumatra PPP DPW, previously, the declaration of Ganjar as a presidential candidate was carried out by the South Sulawesi PPP DPW, Banten PPP DPW, and PPP DKI Jakarta cadres or Jakarta Kaaba cadres.
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