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Jakarta Post

FPI declares Ahok's governorship illegal, inaugurates own 'governor'

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, December 1, 2014   /  04:19 pm

Members of the hard-line Islam Defenders Front (FPI) '€œinaugurated'€ their choice for Jakarta governor, Fahrurozzi, during their latest protest outside the Jakarta City Council (DPRD) building against the governorship of Basuki '€œAhok'€ Tjahaja Purnama.

Fahrurozzi was '€œsworn in'€ by the head of the Betawi Brotherhood Forum (FBR) and member of the Jakarta Saviors Presidium, Luthfi Hakim, who stated that Fahrurozzi, coordinator of the Jakarta Community Movement (GMJ), would begin his duties as Jakarta governor effective immediately.

'€œWith this, the entire presidium has decided that the governor of Jakarta is Fahrurrozi Ishak,'€ Lutfi announced during the '€œceremony'€ in front of the council building on Monday as quoted by

Because the protestors had deemed Fahrurozzi the true governor, Luthfi insisted that Ahok no longer had the authority to govern the capital.

He called upon all Jakartans to recognize the governorship of Fahrurozzi.

'€œIf anyone [other than Fahrurozzi] claims to be the governor of Jakarta and visits your neighborhood, you must reject him because Jakarta'€™s true governor is now Fahrurozzi Ishak,'€ he said confidently. According to Tempo, approximately 200 demonstrators participated in the protest on Monday.

After the quick '€œinauguration ceremony'€, Fahrurozzi and his supporters marched toward nearby City Hall, once again disrupting traffic with their protest. (dyl/nfo)(++++)

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