Chairman of the DPP Golkar Party Ace Hasan Syadzily said, the participation of Ustaz Yusuf Mansyur in the Jokowi-Ma'ruf National Campaign Team (TKN) strengthened the winning team. Ace also welcomed Yusuf Mansur to join the Jokowi-Ma'ruf winning team.
"The more support from religious leaders, the better it will be for our winning team," Ace told reporters on Friday (8/31).
According to Ace, the presence of Yusuf Mansur in the Jokowi-Ma'ruf winning team will add strength to win. Moreover, Yusuf Mansur is one of the religious leaders.
"Moreover, the factor of religious leaders is very important in our society. More and more, including Yusuf Mansur, being part of his supporters, Mr. Kiai Maruf, are getting better," said the spokesman for the Jokowi-Ma'ruf National Campaign Team.
According to Ace, it is indeed one of the tasks of Jokowi-Ma'ruf's TKN to conduct a special rally against religious figures. However, he denied, raising religious leaders was carried out because his coalition was not confident in the power of Kiai Ma'ruf's voice.
"He is a bride. If the bride is sitting in the aisle, there needs to be support from all parties and strong support," he said.
Will the vice presidential candidate (vice president) KH Ma'ruf Amin confirm the participation of Ustaz Yusuf Mansyur in the National Campaign Team (TKN). However, he did not want to emphasize the position of Ustaz Yusuf in TKN supporting the Joko Widodo (Jokowi) -Marr counterpart.
"Yes, yes. Anyway Yusuf Mansur joined. I forgot (filling in what post)," he said at Aryaduta Hotel, Central Jakarta, Thursday (8/30).
Even so, he ensured that the cleric would support the Jokowi-Ma'ruf pair in the 2019 Presidential Election (Pilpres) campaign. That way, the ulama's support increased on the part of Jokowi-Ma'ruf.
However, Kiai Ma'ruf is still reluctant to say the figure who will be the Team Leader of the National Campaign. According to him, the authority to elect a team leader is in the hands of Jokowi as a prospective presidential candidate. "I don't know yet, Pak Jokowi will determine," he said.