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Jakarta Post

Dem exec accuses Sandiaga of trying to undermine Prabowo

  • Karina M. Tehusijarana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, August 9, 2018   /   04:00 pm
Dem exec accuses Sandiaga of trying to undermine Prabowo Jakarta Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno walks around Pondok Indah Market in Pondok Pinang, South Jakarta, after inaugurating the first smart market in the city. ( Carina)

Democratic Party executive Andi Arief has tweeted out yet another controversial statement, this time accusing Jakarta Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno of trying to scupper Gerindra Party chairman Prabowo Subianto's presidential candidacy.

"One day an emissary from Sandi Uno was sent to meet with me to change the Prabowo-AHY [Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono] nomination to Sandi-AHY," Andi tweeted on Thursday. "I told SBY [Democratic Party chairman Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono] and SBY said 'I will never betray Prabowo'."

He added that despite the rumored pairing of Prabowo and Sandiaga, the Democratic Party was still a part of Gerindra's coalition.

"Even though the Democratic Party believes that Prabowo is going the wrong way, up to this afternoon we are still part of his coalition," he tweeted.

Sandiaga did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The tweets are somewhat more conciliatory than Andi's posts on Wednesday night, when he derided Prabowo as a "cardboard general" for reportedly picking Sandiaga as his running mate.

He also accused Sandiaga of paying off the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) and the National Mandate Party (PAN).

Gerindra, PKS and PAN have denied the accusation. (swd)