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Jakarta Post

Don’t be afraid to vote, Ahok says

  • Callistasia Anggun Wijaya
    Callistasia Anggun Wijaya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, April 19, 2017   /   11:32 am
Don’t be afraid to vote, Ahok says Jakarta gubernatorial candidate number 2, Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, his wife Veronica Tan and son Nicholas Sean Purnama show their ballots during the election in North Jakarta on April.19. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, his wife, Veronica Tan, and son, Nicholas Sean, went early to their polling station to vote in the city’s gubernatorial runoff election on Wednesday. 

Ahok and his family arrived at Polling Station 54 near his residence in the Pantai Mutiara housing complex in North Jakarta at about 8 a.m.

Ahok wore a blue shirt while Veronica donned a white kebaya and Nicholas a white T-shirt. In the Feb. 15 election, Ahok and his family wore the signature red-and-blue plaid shirts that were the candidate’s official campaign outfits.

They did not wear the iconic shirts today because the election would be over soon, Ahok said.

After exercising his political rights, Ahok called on Jakartans to do the same. 

“I call on Jakartans to not be afraid to come to polling stations because each vote could determine the fate of Jakarta's development," Ahok said.

"Whatever your choice is, you should come to the polling stations. If you find challenges while voting, please report them to the officers." (ary)