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Island focus: SBY to hit campaign trail for Prabowo

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, September 14 2018   /  01:20 am

Democratic Party patron and former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is planning to hit the campaign trail for presidential contender Prabowo Subianto.

Prabowo announced Yudhoyono’s intention following a meeting between the two retired generals at the latter’s house on Wednesday.

“[Yudhoyono] wants to be a campaigner,” the Gerindra Party chairman said as quoted by kompas.com.

Prabowo added that Yudhoyono would be assuming a high-level position, saying “a godfather must be on top” as he referred to the Dems chairman as “my mentor” while chuckling.

Meanwhile, Yudhoyono’s son, Agus Harimurti, is set to join the Prabowo-Sandiaga Uno campaign team as a member of the advisory board, he added.

The Dems, along with Gerindra, the National Mandate Party (PAN) and the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), are backing the Prabowo-Sandiaga ticket in the...