JAKARTA, NNC - Joko Widodo (Jokowi) revealed the reason for choosing Ma'ruf Amin as his vice presidential candidate in the 2019 presidential election.
According to Jokowi, the Chairperson of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) and the Rais of Aam Nahdlatul Ulama is a figure of scholar who is wise and respected by all Indonesian people, and have a complete track record, including mastering economic problems.
This was stated by Jokowi in his remarks before officials of coalition parties and volunteers at Gedung Joang 45, Jakarta, before registering to the General Election Commission (KPU), Friday (8/10/2018) morning.
"I am sure that Mr. Ma'aruf Amin is the right figure to accompany me. He is a wise Ulema, a complete figure and he is a cleric who is respected by all Indonesians, he has a complete experience and track record," said Jokowi.
Jokowi said, when KH Ma'ruf Amin was confirmed as a professor, his inauguration speech was related to the new Indonesian economic flow.
"It means that he is very knowledgeable about the economy," Jokowi said.