Papua Governor, Lukas Enembe, with the Regional Heads in West Papua met with Nasdem Party Chairman Surya Paloh at the Nasdem DPP, Jakarta, Wednesday (9/26). During their visit they provided support to 01 presidential-vice presidential pair Joko Widodo-Ma’ruf Amin in the 2019 Presidential Election.
“Mr. Lukas Enembe has stated that the readiness of the entire West Papuan people, led by all regional heads of the West Papua regions, agreed that one determination to give full support to the presidential candidates, namely Mr. Joko Widodo-Ma’ruf Amin,” said Surya Paloh at the DPP Office Nasdem, Jakarta, Wednesday (26/9).
In the same place, Lukas confirmed Surya Paloh’s statement. He claimed to have summoned 28 Regents and 1 Mayor. All agreed to support Jokowi-Ma’ruf Amin.
“There are 3.5 million West Papuan voices. So last night I called 28 regents 1 mayor agreed that we signed all of that to support Jokowi-Ma’ruf as the second president and vice president and I think all the votes voted for Jokowi,” said Lukas.
The reason for the majority of regional heads in West Papua is to provide support because they see Jokowi’s performance. He claimed, the Democrats who became his party did not question his political choice.
“Although the attitude was different but before I had reported all the West Papuan cadres supported Jokowi. At that time, I had already reported. Our attitude was clear, DPP. That was the attitude of the lower warriors,” Lukas said.