Ustaz Yusuf Mansur said, was in the middle or not in favor of Joko Widodo-KH Ma'ruf Amin and Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno in the 2019 Presidential Election. He also emphasized that he was not worried about leaving the people for political choices.
"I am in the middle to get to the right and get to the left. I can communicate with the right and can communicate with the left. Can give advice to the right and left," said Ustaz Yusuf Mansur after attending a seminar in Surabaya on Monday. (17/9).
Ustaz Yusuf Mansur said he took the choice not because he was fickle or had no choice. He insisted that being in the middle lane was a choice.
"God willing, hopefully this nation will grow up. "Who also wants to keep on making noise, certainly not there," said Yusuf Mansur.
Yusuf Mansyur also apologized to the public if he was guilty of spreading information about his support to the Jokowi-Ma'ruf spouse. According to him, a cleric is also a human, where human nature is considered normal when making a mistake.
"I on this occasion can only apologize to all Indonesian people if they find the fault, I have apologized. The cleric is also human, there are still many mistakes," said Yusuf Mansur.
The apology was previously conveyed by Yusuf, remembering that he had later been portrayed as a supporter of Jokowi-Ma'ruf. He also chose not to ignore the various blasphemies of citizenship.
"Ustaz Jokowi. I'm patient. Midget lo taz, be patient. Cebonger. Even though I am not a midget, I am confused, kampret, too, "said Ustaz Yusuf Mansur during friendship and a joint study of the santri guardian in Darpes Quran Ponpes, Tangerang, Sunday (16/9).
Ma'ruf Amin had indeed stated that Yusuf had agreed to be included in the Jokowi-Ma'ruf campaign team for the 2019 Presidential Election. Many citizens were shocked and questioned the news.
Even some of them expressed their intention to leave Paytren held by Ustaz Yusuf. Nevertheless, until now he did not provide information regarding the statement of Ma'ruf Amin.
"You know, no, I'm not Jokowi, that's what people say? People say. "I am not Jokowi, I will not see me called Jokowi, I am Yusuf Mansur," he said.
Yusuf also responded to the results of Ijtima 'Ulama II, who expressed his support for Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno in the 2019 Presidential Election. The results of the ijtima' were announced along with the support of 400 kiai and pesantren administrators throughout Indonesia for the guardian pair, Joko Widodo-Ma'ruf Amin.
According to him, the ulama's support for the two presidential and vice presidential candidates will not need to be disputed. Because, according to him, the difference in support is something that is natural, including for the scholars.
"We understand that Indonesia is big, the mosque is not one, school is not one, madrasah is not one. So, yes, already, "said Yusuf.
According to him, the public only needs to respond to the opinions of the ulama well. In addition, he said, the community must also keep praying a lot.
"Now the important thing is how we respect all the choices that exist, respecting the choices that are available," he said.
Together with legal experts, Mahfud MD, East Java Deputy Governor Saifullah Yusuf, Indef economist Faisal Basri, Yusuf Mansur initiated the # 2019PemiluCeria movement. The movement was in response to tensions in the community ahead of the 2019 presidential election.
Mahfud said that the 2019 Election should not be an election that made divisions, accusing each other, dividing the nation, and trampling on human values. According to him, people should participate in this election smartly and with excitement.
"The tension in the presidential election, blaming each other, brotherhood is gone, ethics are gone, so we form a # 2019PemiluCeria movement," Mahfud said after being the speaker at the event which was held at the Garden Palace Hotel Surabaya on Monday (17/9).
Amid the choice in the middle of the 2019 Presidential Election, Yusuf Mansur acknowledged that the Paytren business he was managing in the near future would manage the pilgrimage fund. The head of the PPPA Darul Quran said the Hajj Financial Management Agency (BPKH) offered the management of Hajj funds to Paytren as an accumulation of waiting lists for prospective pilgrims who were projected to continue to increase.
He was also grateful if in the future BPKH entrusted the management of Hajj funds to Paytren. "Then the government shook hands with me, so I thought Alhamdulillah meant we made one thousand bridges, one thousand madrassas, one thousand pesantren, one thousand hospitals, one thousand markets, one thousand kilometers of roads," he said during a friendly gathering and study with the santri guardians in Darpes Quran Ponpes Tangerang , on Sunday (16/9)