Ujang Komarudin Reveals the Reason behind 2024 Election Delay

- 17 March 2022 20:41 WIB
Illustration of an election (Unsplash/Arnaud Jaegers)
Illustration of an election (Unsplash/Arnaud Jaegers)

JAKARTADAILY.ID - Executive Director of Indonesia Political Review, Ujang Komarudin, revealed the reason for the emergence of the 3-term presidential discourse. He received a leak from Jokowi’s minister whom he is closed to. He said the reason is connected to the Nusantara Capital City (IKN) construction.

He also received another scoop from the minister on the 2024 election delay scenario and the extension of the Presidential term of office.

“I will meet him again soon, so the issues are election delay and presidential term of office extension, right? So, this person said ‘Try to analyze it, Jang, look at how the people are focusing on the election delay and presidential term of office extension’,” Ujang said on Wednesday, March 16, 2022.

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“He said that ‘If you analyze it, how Jokowi through Mahfud MD said the government agreed of the election held in 2024. That means the election will not be delayed and there will be no term extension,” shared the Permanent Lecturer and Political Observer at Al Azhar University, Indonesia.

From then on, he discussed, made an analysis, and concluded that the existence of the scenario circles back to the beginning, that is the problem with the presidential three terms. That's what he conveyed to the public, namely the existence of the “design” to postpone the election and the extension of the presidential term.

“But it failed, right? Thus the scenario is the first scheme, that is Jokowi for 3 periods. Why? I got a leak, apparently because of the need to secure IKN," said Ujang.

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“Yesterday, forgive me for saying this, a Coordinating Minister met MBS, it must be because they are looking for IKN investor. In fact, the investor needs a guarantee, ‘if we invest it, what is the guarantee? If Jokowi does not happen [for the third term], what will happen to us? It will be a mess,’ that is the reason why it must have three terms,” Ujang said.

His second analysis is Jokowi will also have a number of reasons to be a part of the three presidential terms scenario.

“Second, Jokowi will state these reasons, this is only an analysis, okay? ‘Wait, it is not I who asked for this, the parties asked me to return as a presidential candidate’, the second is, ‘wait, it is not I who amends it, it is MPR who did, as well as the parties,’ the third one is, ‘wait, this is the third period and I’m participating again, if you don’t like me then you may not vote for me,” Ujang said.

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“So these are the rational reasons in my opinion if any certain team is truly designing a third-term election,” he added.

Ujang emphasized the strength of investors who need guarantees is the reason why Jokowi follows the three-term design.


Editor: Mukhtar Wijaya

Source: Pikiran Rakyat


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