Political Affairs, Sandiaga: That’s Last Minute

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Bandung – The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy (Menparekraf) Sandiaga Uno stated that he was currently focusing on taking care of work at the ministry. He doesn’t care about political issues, including the issue that he will wear PPP clothes.

Sandiaga stressed that political issues could be answered at a later date. However, he continued, people’s problems must be determined in a matter of minutes.

“According to Mr Prabowo’s direction, that we focus on tasks in the ministry. Later on the issue of political affairs or the determination is that the party leadership will make a decision, but I’m sure politics is last minutes, while taking care of the people is minute to minute,” Sandiaga said in the Sukajadi City area Bandung, Saturday (21/1/2023).

Nevertheless, Sandiaga admitted that when he was still keen to establish political friendships. One of them was with the former Governor of West Java, Ahmad Heryawan. Sandiaga and Ahmad Heryawan attended the same event in the city of Bandung. Sandiaga recounted a time when he fought with Ahmad Heryawan and other PKS cadres.

“This is part of the friendship and political communication we have to unite,” said Sandiaga, who also serves as deputy chairman of the Gerindra Party’s Board of Trustees (Wanbin).

He emphasized that political gatherings continued until the last second of the election stage. Apart from that, his relationship with Gerindra chairman Prabowo is also still well established, even though he is currently rumored to be moving to PPP.

Previously, Chief Justice of the United Development Party (PPP) Ade Irfan Pulungan said that Sandiaga Uno had not been and was not a PPP cadre. Irfan said Sandiaga, who has been very aggressive so far, has approached PPP so he can get tickets as a presidential candidate and vice presidential candidate in the 2024 election.

“Sandiaga is the one who has a hard time and is eager to approach PPP. Currently PPP is providing equal opportunities and treatment to all presidential and vice presidential candidate candidates such as Ganjar Pranowo, Erick Thohir, Prabowo Subianto and others,” explained Ade Irfan to reporters, Sunday (8/1 /2023).