Jayapura, 5/4 (Jubi) – Presidential candidate from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP), Joko Widodo said the problem in Papua only can be solved through hard work and compassion.
“The reason I come to Papua because Papua is part of Indonesian regions where the sun initially rises. Much potential are clearly here in Papua. But those potentials should be used for the welfare of the people of Papua. I do want to make a lot of promises, because a real work is more important,” said Jokowi when giving a public speech in the grand campaign at PTC Ground of Jayapura City on Saturday (5/4).
People’s enthusiasm and the supports of cadre parties have made him confident the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle would obtain a landslide victory in the most eastern region of Indonesia in Legislature Election on 9 April.
“I was in Sorong at 8 to 10 in the morning and visited a traditional market there. I also visited a traditional market in Jayapura. I saw and could feel the spirit. I am sure the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle would easily win in Papua,” he said. He promised if PDIP got a landslide victory he would immediately return to Papua. The victory in the Legislature Election would determine the victory in the upcoming Presidential Election.
“I got a feeling that PDIP would obtain a landslide victory in Papua. I hope it would be true. Papua will be in my first watch list on 9 April. If we obtained a landslide victory, we would win in the presidential election. 9 July would be easy to overcome,” he said.
Meanwhile the Chairman of the Executive Council of PDIP Papua, Komarudin Watubun told Jokowi about the problem in Papua. He said the presidents changed all the time but the problem of Papua only solved through speeches and emphatics.
“It wasn’t need. What we need is the problem in Papua could be solved with compassion. We want the people of Papua received the equal rights as the others in other part of Indonesia. We pray for you to become a president,” he said. (Jubi/Arjuna/Rom)