The Golkar party says President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono should explain why former maritime affairs and fisheries minister Fadel Muhammad was replaced, as he had performed well in the Cabinet.
â€śIt would be wise of the President to spare some time to explain his thought process for the replacements, especially to those who were doing well,â€ť Golkar patron Akbar Tandjung said on Wednesday as quoted by tribunnews.com.
He said Golkar politician Fadelâ€™s disappointment was natural after unexpectedly being removed from his post.
â€śMaybe he [Fadel] thought he had been doing a good job, working diligently and seriously; his communication with the President has also been good. I wouldnâ€™t have thought there was a problem,â€ť Akbar said.
Akbar added that the party would hope to take advantage of Fadelâ€™s great potential as it looked towards the 2014 elections.
â€śHe has potential. I have told him to dedicate himself to the party as we head into the elections,â€ť he said.