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Prabowo camp: We will not join people power

Tempo - May 10, 2019

Ahmad Faiz Ibnu Sani, Jakarta – The Prabowo – Sandiaga campaign team (BPN) spokesman Andre Rosiade said that his side committed to not joining the people power movement to protest the alleged electoral fraud in the 2019 general elections. He underlined that his team preferred to take the legal process rather than hold a demonstration.

"I assert that BPN has no plan on people power aiming to intimidate election organizers. The BPN will take all constitutional ways; that's the commitment of BPN and Prabowo – Sandiaga," said Andre to Tempo via a phone call on Friday, May 10.

According to Andre, the team would file a report to the Election Supervisory Board (Bawaslu). "At 14:00, we will officially file a report on structured, systematic, and massive election fraud to the Bawaslu. We have the data," he explained.

Andre said that BPN head Djoko Santoso would submit the report. "Perhaps Pak Djoko and advocacy director," he added.

Therefore, Andre demanded issues of people power and coup attempts voiced by the government be stopped. He further stressed that BPN had no intention to threaten election organizers or mobilize the mass as a protest against the election result.

"I hope this assertion stops issues of people power and a coup that are indicated spread by the government. That's not true. I don't know the origin the information but BPN has definitely no such agenda," Andre said.

Earlier reports suggested that the former aide of Prabowo Subianto, Kivlan Zein, planned to hold a rally over alleged fraud in the 2019 general elections this afternoon.

However, Andre claimed BPN would not take part in the protest and would only submit a report. "I don't know. For sure, BPN agenda today is to submit a report," he remarked.

According to Andre, BPN did not support or reject the motion. "That's the public rights that we honor. But we appeal to all to hold a safe, peaceful, and conducive rally," he concluded.

Source: https://en.tempo.co/read/1203980/prabowo-camp-we-will-not-join-people-power