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More flower boards for Ahok, Djarot delivered to City Hall

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, October 11, 2017 | 06:49 pm
More flower boards for Ahok, Djarot delivered to City Hall A man put carries a flower board dedicated to former Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama and incumbent Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat at City Hall on Monday. People keep sending flower boards to City Hall as Djarot is set to end his term on Oct. 15. (JP/Seto Wardhana.)

Flower boards with appreciative messages dedicated to former Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama and incumbent Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat keep being delivered to City Hall as the latter is set to end his term on Oct. 15.

Governor-elect Anies Baswedan, who attended a meeting at City Council, which is in the same compound as City Hall, on Wednesday refused to discuss the flower boards.

“Let it be a decent [celebration],” he simply said.

While previously flower boards graced only City Hall’s parking lot, as of Wednesday, they have reached the office’s garden.

The flowers boards have various messages, mostly expressing appreciation for Ahok and Djarot’s leadership.

A long flower board praised Ahok and Djarot’s performance: “Ali Sadikin, Jakarta governor for the period of 1966 to 1977, was a good governor. Thirty-five years after his term [2012], other good leaders came along, Jokowi-Ahok. We may not see good governors again even in another 35 years. Cry4JKT.”

Meanwhile, there was only one floral arrangement for Jakarta governor- elect Anies Baswedan and deputy governor-elect Sandiaga Uno, who are set to be inaugurated on Oct. 16.

“Thank you Bpk. Djarot S. Hidayat. Congratulations to Bpk. Anies Baswedan and Bpk. Sandiaga Uno,” a message on a flower board sent by Riza Willano SP read. (cal)

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