The Jakarta Post
Councillor Ichwan Zayadi of the United Development Party (PPP) was inaugurated on Tuesday as Jakarta Council deputy speaker, replacing Abraham “Lulung” Lunggana.
Besides Ichwan, City Council speaker Prasetio Edi Marsudi inaugurated four other councillors to replace former councillors who have resigned.
They are Muhajid Samal, who is replacing Riano P. Ahmad of the United Development Party (PPP), Rahmatia Ayu Puspasari replacing Wahyu Dewanto of the Hanura Party, Suwaji Fahrur Rozi replacing Jamaluddin Lamanda also of the Hanura Party and Abdul Azis Muslim replacing Inggard Joshua of the NasDem Party.
Lulung, Riano, Wahyu, Jamaluddin and Inggard left their jobs at the City Council as they are representing their parties in the 2019 legislative elections.
Lulung, who was a councillor in the PPP faction serving his second term until 2019, resigned on July 30, since he has been nominated by the National Mandate Party (PAN) for a seat in the upcoming elections.
Another former PPP council member, Riano, is running for another term in the council with the support of his new party, PAN.
Wahyu and Jamaluddin, who used to represent Hanura, resigned to run for City Council seats on behalf of the Gerindra Party and the National Awakening Party (PKB) respectively.
Inggard Joshua has turned his back on NasDem to run on a Gerindra ticket for another term in the City Council. (vla)