Ahok Informs Jokowi He Will Take Leave for Jakarta Election Campaign

Githa Farahdina    •    24 Oktober 2016 16:38 WIB
regional election
Ahok Informs Jokowi He Will Take Leave for Jakarta Election Campaign
Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Photo: MI/Panca Syurkani)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja (Ahok) visited President Joko Widodo at the Presidential Palace this morning.

Ahok informed Jokowi that he will take leave during the official campaign period for the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election.

"It is the ethical thing to do," said presidential spokesman Johan Budi at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on Monday (10/24).

"He is the leader of Jakarta which is the capital of the country," Johan continued.

Previously, Ahok refused to take leave during the campaign period. He even filed a judicial review to the Constitutional Court. He claimed that it coincides with the drafting period of the 2017 city budget.

The campaign period for the gubernatorial election will be held from October 28, 2016 until February 11, 2017.  


(WAH)