Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama’s quest to run in the gubernatorial election is almost secure as three political parties have committed to endorsing him.
Hanura, which has 10 seats on the City Council, announced on Thursday that it would endorse the governor, making it the second party to do so after NasDem. NasDem has five seats on the City Council.
“The party earlier delivered its support but it was only from the regional executive board. This time, the endorsement is from the party’s central board,” Hanura chairman Wiranto said.
And it’s not only Hanura. The Golkar Party, which has nine seats on the City Council, will also announce its support for Ahok.
Golkar politician Nurul Arifin, spokesperson for the party’s chairman Setya Novanto, confirmed that Setya would officially declare Golkar’s support for Ahok on Friday.