Suara.com – Vice presidential candidate (cawapres) number 3, Mahfud MD, asked Islamic boarding school residents to be involved in managing the country, at least by being willing to exercise their right to vote in the 2024 elections. He said that politics is not dirty, it is only individuals who make its image bad. the player.
This was conveyed by Mahfud when attending the National Halaqoh and Gathering event with kiai throughout Bekasi Regency/City at the Ma’had Anida Al-Islamy Islamic Boarding School, Kampung Mede, Bekasi Jaya, Bekasi City, Monday (4/12/2023) evening.
“Islamic boarding school residents must be involved in managing the country, including in the context of exercising their right to vote in elections,” said Mahfud.
For this reason, he invited all Islamic boarding school residents who have constitutional rights to exercise their right to vote in the 2024 elections. Muslims, he said, must be involved in monitoring politics.
“If not, then the country will fail,” he said.
In politics, he said, Muslims must also maintain the noble values of religious, national and state life.
“Politics is not dirty if it is done correctly, it is the players who are dirty,” he said.
The Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs then said that the Prophet Muhammad immediately founded the country as soon as he came to Medina.
“Madina used to be called Yathrib. When the prophet came, Yathrib was not yet organized. There was discrimination between groups and tribes. Then the prophet founded a state called Madinah, Al Madinah,” he said.
Because of this, Mahfud asked the Islamic boarding school residents to be able to protect this country called Indonesia.
“Indonesia, which was founded by the founding fathers of this nation, must be truly respected by us,” he said.