After leaving the NasDem Party following internal conflict with party patron
Surya Paloh, businessman and media mogul Hary Tanoesoedibjo intends to join the
People’s Conscience Party (Hanura), a party official has said.
“Hary Tanoesoedibjo will join our party after a series of thorough
considerations. He will announce it to the public in the afternoon,” Hanura
Party faction secretary Saleh Husin said as quoted by kompas.com on Sunday.
He believed that Hary’s arrival would contribute massively to the party’s
momentum ahead of the 2014 general elections. He said dozens of ex NasDem Party
activists would also follow Hary’s decision to join Hanura.
Former NasDem Party secretary general Ahmad Rofiq confirmed that he would
soon join the businessman in Hanura.
“We have the same ideals, thus I will follow Hary’s example and join
Hanura,” Ahmad said.
Hanura was founded by former Indonesia
military commander Gen. (ret) Wiranto. The party secured 3.7 percent of the
vote with 3.9 million votes.(dic)