Suara.com – The United Village Movement supports the presidential and vice presidential candidates Prabowo Subianto-Gibran Rakabuming Raka in the 2024 presidential election without any declaration. Even though in the past they had supported the Anies Baswedan-Muhaimin Iskandar pair.
Support for Prabowo-Gibran was visible at the gathering of 15 thousand village heads or village heads which was held at the Indonesia Arena Gelora Bung Karno (GBK), Senayan, Newsdelivers.com, Sunday (19/11/2023).
At the event, Gibran was present accompanied by his wife, Selvi Ananda. Not just Gibran, a number of elites from the Advanced Indonesia Coalition (KIM) political party supporting Prabowo-Gibran.
One of them is the General Chair of the Crescent Star Party (PBB) Yusril Ihza Mahendra.
Apart from Yusril, also present were the Secretary General (Sekjen) of the Gerindra Party Ahmad Muzani, Deputy Chair of the Gerindra Party Advisory Board Mochamad Iriawan alias Iwan Bule.
Then, there are Gerindra Party Advisory Board Member Andre Rosiade, Golkar Party Bapilu Chair Nusron Wahid, and 98 activist and former PDI-P politician Budiman Sudjatmiko.
Candidate for vice president or cawapres from the Advanced Indonesia Coalition, Gibran Rakabuming Raka accompanied by his wife, Selvi Ananda, attended a gathering event with village officials throughout Indonesia held by the United Village Movement at the Indonesia Arena, Gelora Bung Karno (GBK), Newsdelivers.com, on Sunday ( 11/19/2023). (Suara.com/Yasir)
The General Chair of the United Village Movement, Asri Anas, explained the reason why his party invited Gibran. Gibran was invited because he was considered to accommodate the aspirations of the village coconuts.
“In our view, it feels like Mr Prabowo and Mas Gibran are accommodating,” said Asri at GBK, Newsdelivers.com, Sunday (19/11/2023).
Asri claimed that he had previously met other presidential and vice presidential candidates, namely Anies Baswedan-Muhaimin Iskandar or Cak Imin and Ganjar-Mahfud MD.
“But for us, who will really accommodate the interests of the village, for us, it’s there. So it’s not important to present everyone. What we need is who will accommodate,” he said.
Even so, Asri stated that his party would not explicitly declare or express support for Prabowo-Gibran. Because according to the regulations the village head as a state civil servant (ASN) is prohibited.
“You don’t have to declare it. Friends know better how it works,” he explained.
Used to support AMIN
The Anies-Muhaimin couple when they arrived at the KPU office when they were going to take their serial numbers on Tuesday (14/11/2023). (Suara.com/Faqih)
Before supporting Prabowo-Gibran, the United Village Movement expressed support for Anies-Muhaimin in the 2024 presidential election.
This support was conveyed after the United Village Movement communicated with all presidential candidates.
“We have come to the conclusion that only Anies and Muhaimin Iskandar can make this change, especially to maintain village sovereignty, improve village welfare, and advance villages throughout Indonesia,” explained Asri after meeting with Anies at the Change Secretariat, South Newsdelivers.com, Thursday ( 7/9/2023).
Asri said that his party supports Anies-Muhaimin because he believes that both of them can eliminate the inequality between villages and cities that still exists today.
“Mr Anies has an extraordinary concept, has an extraordinary track record, then Mr Muhaimin has experience working in villages. I think this is an extraordinary partner and is coveted by all village organizers throughout Indonesia,” he said.