Former military police chief to run Jakarta governor’s office
Former army military police chief Lt. Gen. (ret) Hendardji Supandji will likely run in next year’s Jakarta gubernatorial race along with Jakarta Golkar party branch chief Priya Ramadhani.
“The way I see it, naming candidacy with Priya could be a good start,” Hendardji said on Saturday as quoted by tempointeraktif.com.
He acknowledged that many Jakartans were not familiar with his credentials, but he was prepared to meet the challenge.
“I have set my agenda with meetings with dozens of city stakeholders so that I can make observations and provide proper response to their aspirations for the city,” he said.
In addition to Hendardji, incumbent Fauzi Bowo is also likely to run for another term as governor. Economist Faisal Basri and Regional Representative Council (DPD) legislator Biem Benyamin have also announced their candidacies.
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