TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno was silent for a few seconds when he wanted to respond to the latest statement from daily party chairman Gerindra DPP Sufmi Dasco Ahmad. Dasco said Sandi was not a Gerindra minister, amid reports that the former deputy governor of DKI Jakarta would join the United Development Party (PPP).
“Pak Dasco’s statement was probably in response to the many times I was invited by PPP. Incidentally, we are also very close partners, but so far I am still a member of PPP. Gerindra“Sandi said at the State Palace, Jakarta on Monday, January 2, 2023.
Sandi claims that her relations with the Gerindra party are still good and harmonious. Sandi also said he was still in contact with party leaders. “I am still an executive of Gerindra and I obey, I obey the direction of the general president,” he said.
Earlier, Dasco made the statement at the Parliament Complex, Jakarta on Thursday, December 29, 2022. “He (Sandiaga Uno) is not a minister of the Gerindra party. Pak Jokowi puts him in a professional environment,” said Sufi Dasco.
Dasco explained that the composition of the cabinet stemming from the Gerindra party is the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.
Not only was it about not being Gerindra’s minister, Dasco had also previously revealed that Sandiaga go to PPP. However, he mentioned that so far there has been no resignation letter from Sandiaga Uno. “We will just have to wait for the release of PPP or the release of those involved,” Dasco said.
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