Writer : Dedik Priyanto | Editor : Purwanto
JAKARTA, KOMPAS.TV – Chairman of the PKB, Abdul Muhaimin Iskandar or Cak Imin showed off a tweet wearing a ‘cultural NU citizen must have PKB’ shirt and suddenly got excited on the timeline.
According to an observer from PARA Syndicate, Virdika Rizky Utama, Cak Imin’s efforts are an attempt to keep his name discussed.
“Cak Imin needs to get talks and attention from the public. Whether what he gets is positive or negative, politicians need that spotlight,” he explained to KOMPAS TV, Wednesday (17/5/2022).
He also mentioned that there was a concern with Gus Yahya and PBNU which was considered to be influencing PKB.
“On social media circulated t-shirt designs that read, Cultural NU citizens must have PKB, structural NU – whatever. This actually shows PKB’s concern about the loss of the cultural NU voice,” he explained.
This concern, according to the author of a controversial book related to the ousting of the fourth President, Abdurrahman Wahid by politicians entitled Trapping Gus Dur (2019) explained that in this position there was little concern regarding the PKB vote.
In fact, he said that Cak Imin and PKB were panicking when they mentioned the top management who allegedly referred to the Nadhlatul Ulama Central Board (PBNU), which was judged to be up to PKB or not.
“Cak Imin and PKB panicked,” he explained.
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Cak Imin himself shared a photo of a t-shirt with the words cultural NU residents supporting PKB on Monday (16/5/2022).