Puan Maharani is said to have approved the formation of the Council of Colonels

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Johan Budi, Member of the House of Representatives (DPR) of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP), said that the existence of the Council of Colonels is known and approved by Puan Maharani. The Council is a forum for DPR members of the PDIP faction to support the DPR President to stand as a presidential candidate in the 2024 elections.

According to Johan, the Colonel’s Council currently comprises 12 members including Johan Budi as initiator, Trimedya Panjaitan as coordinator, and Bambang Wuryanto and Utut Adianto as general. Johan said Utut Adianto went to Puan to report the formation of the Council of Colonels.

“The group keeps growing. Then we reported to Puan, and she agreed,” Johan told the DPR Building on Tuesday, September 20.

Johan said the Council of Colonels is a gathering place for fans and supporters of Puan Maharani. This group was formed three months ago and often holds meetings and discussions on concepts to support Puan Maharani as a presidential candidate.

However, he said the group will wait for the decision of Megawati Soekarnoputri as the general president of the PDIP to start moving.

“We are moving for Mbak Puan, but of course we are waiting for the president’s decision. We are preparing in advance, and we already have a position in anticipation of the appointment of Ms Puan by Ms Mega,” he said. declared.

Johan said the Colonel’s Council will also try to bolster Puan’s eligibility. However, Johan said, if Megawati does not choose Puan to run, he and the other members of the Council of Colonels will comply.

“If the appointee is not Ms. Puan, of course, we will stand directly behind the general chairperson. But for now, we are preparing the strategy,” he said.


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