Jakarta. Relawan Bina Jakarta, a volunteer organization based in East Jakarta which used to support Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono and Sylviana Murni during the first-round Jakarta gubernatorial election, has declared it will now back current Jakarta governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama and his deputy Djarot Syaiful Hidayat.
The volunteers — a group run by former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's Democratic Party — held a meeting on Tuesday (28/03) to declare support for Ahok and Djarot, announcing they will vote for the pair in the run-off election on April 19.
"We think Ahok's pro-people programs in Jakarta deserve to be continued," the Democratic Party's East Jakarta branch coordinator Rachmat Arianto said.
He said the volunteers will assist with promoting Ahok and Djarot’s programs in East Jakarta.
East Jakarta is known as one of the Democratic Party bases in the capital.
"Ahok and Djarot are the best leaders we have to lead the fight against corruption, reform the bureaucracy and stop discrimination," Rachmat said.