Cak Imin Visits Gus Dur’s Tomb in the Middle of Yenny Wahid’s feud

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia

Chairman of the National Awakening Party (PKB) Muhaimin Iskandar alias Cak Imin pilgrimage to the grave of the fourth President of the Republic of Indonesia Abdurrahman Wahid alias Gus Hard at the Tebuireng Islamic Boarding School complex, Jombang, East Java (East Java) on Monday (27/6).

Cak Imin’s steps were known from the photo he uploaded via his Twitter account @cakimiNOW on Tuesday (28/6) early in the morning. The pilgrimage to Gus Dur’s grave was carried out in the midst of a feud between Cak Imin and Gus Dur’s daughter, Zannuba Ariffah Chafsoh alias Yenny Wahid.

“[Cak Imin ziarah ke makam Gus Dur] yesterday 27 June 2022 at 09.00 am,” said Deputy Chairperson of PKB Jazilul Fawaid when confirmed, Tuesday (28/6).

Jazilul said that Cak Imin regularly visited Gus Dur’s grave to pray and ask for blessings.

“Just routinely, Gus Muhaimin regularly makes pilgrimages, prays and asks for blessings,” he said.

The debate between Cak Imin and Yenny occurred after Yenny emphasized that she was not a PKB cadre under the leadership of Cak Imin.

“I’m not PKB Cak Imin, I’m PKB Gus Dur,” he said after speaking at the Stadium General event entitled “Anticipating Radicalism and Intolerance Movements in National and State Life” at the IPDN Campus, Jatinangor, Sumedang, Thursday (22/6).

Yenny also asked politicians not to push themselves forward in the 2024 presidential election. Especially for politicians whose survey results are not very good.

“We urge politicians whose surveys are not too uplifting not to be too insistent (going for the presidential election), most importantly the general chairman of the PKB should not then take a position opposite NU, sorry for the people below,” Yenny said.

Cak Imin then responded by stating that Yenny was not a PKB cadre. He also asked Yenny not to interfere in managing PKB’s internal affairs.

“Yeni is not PKB, just making the party itself fail to qualify, several elections attacking PKB doesn’t affect it, PKB keeps increasing its vote, so why don’t you participate in organizing PKB, just live your failed party. PKB is safe and comfortable,” he wrote. Mr. Imin.

After a few days, Yenny revealed the story behind the conflict that occurred between her father and Cak Imin.

He said that the history that could not be erased from PKB’s journey was that Cak Imin was the person who expelled Gus Dur from PKB. According to him, this happened during the PKB Extraordinary Congress held in Ancol, Jakarta in 2008 ago.

“I just want to straighten out history, where at this time it seems as if there is an attempt to erase the history of the PKB, as if Gus Dur is still in the PKB. Many people do not understand that Gus Dur passed the Congress [di] Ancol, Gus Dur as the founder of PKB has been expelled from PKB,” Yenny said in the audio recording obtained CNNIndonesia.comMonday (27/6).

He stated that the history of PKB’s journey must be reiterated to become political education for the public so that it prioritizes moral ethics in politics.

Cak Imin himself was reluctant to respond to Yenny’s statement about the struggle for PKB. Cak Imin stated that it was a thing of the past that did not need to be discussed anymore at this time.

“That’s the past, there’s no need to discuss it,” said Cak Imin in a recorded voice received, Saturday (25/6).

Furthermore, he said, the most important thing for PKB now is to approach the people and win as many votes as possible. Moreover, according to him, the 2024 election is just around the corner.

“The important thing is to approach the people’s vote, to get as many votes as possible to win the election,” said Cak Imin.


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