A former Garut regent who was impeached for polygamy is
reportedly running as a legislative candidate for the People’s Conscience Party
Chairman of the party’s West Java chapter
Fitrun Fitriansyah said that Aceng Fikri, the disgraced former regent, had
taken an application form to apply as a Hanura legislative candidate. “We were
told by our members at the Garut chapter,” he said.
Hanura executive Saleh Husin said that
the party was open to everyone, including Aceng. “I don’t know his purpose of
joining Hanura. I will check,” he said.
Aceng made headlines last year after a
teenager alleged that the regent had divorced her via text message only four
days after they wed. Aceng was reportedly still married to Nurrohimah, with
whom he has three children, when he took the teenager as his wife.