REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Four sons and daughters of Indonesian former presidents accompanied Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno to register themselves to run for the presidential election scheduled in April, next year. Prabowo and Sandiaga along with their entrouge arrived at General Election Commission office at 1:30 p.m. local time after offering Friday prayers at the Sunda Kelapa mosque in Central jakarta.
Prabowo introduced the four daughters and sons of former Indonesian presidents as his supporters. "Today, we have the daughter of our first president, a daughter of Indonesian second president, and two sons of Indonesian sixth president with us," Prabowo remarked after registering with the General Elections Commission for the 2019 presidential race.
Rachmawati Soekarnoputri who is the daughter of Indonesian first President Soekarno is one of Gerindra Party's figure. Siti Hediati Hariyadi alias Titiek Soeharto who is the daughter of Indonesian second President Soeharto and also Prabowo's former wife was present as Berkarya Party politician.
Berkarya Party politician Titiek Soeharto (second right), Priyo Budi Santoso (right), and wife of vice presidential candidate Sandiaga Uno, Nur Asia Uno, arrive at General Election Commission office, Jakarta, on Friday to support Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga registration in presidential election 2019.
Meanwhile, Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono (AHY) and Edhie Baskoro Yudhoyono are Indonesian sixth President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY)'s son and also Democratic Party politician.
"It is a big honor for me to have them with us," Prabowo said.
Prabowo and his running mate Sandiaga Uno arrived at KPU office here on Friday to register themselves to run for the presidential election scheduled in April, next year. The pair arrived at the office at 1:30 p.m. local time after offering Friday prayers at the Sunda Kelapa mosque.
Prabowo and Sandiaga was accompanied by leaders of coalition party members comprising Sohibul Iman, chief of the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS); Zulkifli Hasan, chief of the National Mandate Party (PAN); and Agus Harmurti Yudhoyono, representing the Democratic Party and their secretaries-general.
Secretary General of Berkarya Party Priyo Budi Santoso; Deputy Chairman of the board of patrons of Gerindra (Prabowo's party) Hashim Djojohadikusumo, who is Prabowo's brother; Gerindra political figure Rachmawati Soekarnoputri; and Berkarya Party politician Titiek Soeharto, were also seen along with them.
Others include Chairman of PAN's advisory board Amin Rais, Gerindra politician Habiburokhman, Sandiaga's wife Nur Asia Uno, PKS politician Aboe Bakar Al Habsyi, PKS' advisory board chairman Salim Segaf Al Jufri, and PAN politician Dedi Miing Gumelar.
They were welcomed on arrival by KPU Chairman Arief Budiman and other KPU commissioners as well as Chief of the Election Supervisory Board (Bawaslu) Abhan and Bawaslu commissioners and election advisory board members. Head of Technical and Legal Bureau of KPU, Nur Syarifah said on Friday that Prabowo and Sandiaga have met all requirements for their nomination in presidential election 2019. They may proceed to undergo medical check up on Monday (Aug 13).
Incumbent President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and his running mate KH Ma'ruf Amin had earlier arrived at the office for the registration. They also have met the requirements and entitled to undergo medical check up on Sunday (Aug 12).