Rabu , 19 April 2017, 10:39 WIB

In a fair election, Habib Rizieq: Whatever the result, not a problem

Rep: Amri Amrullah/ Red: Reiny Dwinanda
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Habib Rizieq Syihab votes at polling station 17, Petamburan, Tanah Abah, Central Jakarta, Wednesday (April 19).
Habib Rizieq Syihab votes at polling station 17, Petamburan, Tanah Abah, Central Jakarta, Wednesday (April 19).

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- High Priest of Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) Habib Rizieq Syihab has already vote in the second round of Jakarta gubernatorial election. He believed Anies Bswedan-Sandiaga Uno will come up as the winner. 

"Insya Allah (God willing) candidate number three will win," he said at polling station 17, Petamburan, Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, Wednesday.

According to Habib Rizieq, Anies and Sandi could win only if there were no massive fraud by other faction. Being asked about alleged fraud committed by supporters of candidate number 2, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok)-Djarot Saiful Hidayat, Habib Rizieq asked Jakarta Election Supervisory Board (Bawaslu) to act strictly in accordance with the rules.

He worried omission in handling fraud would trigger another problem in the society. "Let's have a fair and honest election. If we have it fair and honest, there would be no problem, whatever the result is," he remarked.