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Ma’ruf Amin’s daughter mulls running for S. Tangerang mayor

Ma’ruf Amin’s daughter mulls running for S. Tangerang mayor Siti Nur Azizah, daughter of vice president-elect Ma'aruf Amin. (tribunjakarta.com/Jaisy Rahman Tohir)
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Jakarta   ●   Thu, July 25, 2019 2019-07-25 11:39 656 0290f9de4aeb62f98549b410b5358bc2 1 City South-Tangerang,mayor,Maruf-Amin Free

The daughter of vice president-elect Ma’ruf Amin, Siti Nur Azizah, reportedly will contest next year's South Tangerang mayoral election in Banten.

However, Siti said she was still waiting for “the right time” to run for mayor of the youngest city in Banten, when asked by reporters for confirmation.

“Just wait for the day,” she said during an event in South Tangerang on Tuesday night for her father.

Siti said she was ready to dedicate herself to the South Tangerang people if they endorsed her to run for mayor.

“If the community pins hopes on us to dedicate the best of ourselves for Banten, I guess all of South Tangerang's sons and daughters must be ready,” she said.

South Tangerang has human resource potential, with a number of reputable universities in the city, as well as infrastructure development begun by incumbent mayor Airin Rachmi Diany, Siti explained.

“I guess that is good capital, in addition to the heterogeneous society. There is great potential to make this city more advanced,” she said.

Siti expressed her belief that Abah (father in the Jakarta dialect) would allow her to run for South Tangerang mayor.

“If the Banten community, especially in South Tangerang, supports us and has hope we can give our best to make South Tangerang more advanced, I believe Abah will give his support,” she said. (sau)