Jakarta – The Legal Counsel Team of Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno re-included one legal argument that could cause candidate pair President-Vice President number 01 Joko Widodo-Ma’ruf Amin to be disqualified as presidential candidate-vice president. This argument is included in the request for an amendment to the dispute
dispute over general election results (PHPU) presidential election to the Constitutional Court (MK).
The Chairman of Prabowo-Sandi’s Legal Counsel Team, Bambang Widjojanto, said that the name of Candidate Vice President number 01 Ma’ruf Amin which is still listed on the BNI Syariah and Mandiri Syariah pages could be the cause of disqualification of the Jokowi-Ma’ruf candidate. Because the existence of Ma’ruf Amin in the two state-owned companies has violated Article 227 letter p of Law Number 7 of 2017 concerning Elections.
“According to the information we have, the Vice President Candidate (Ma’ruf Amin), on the BNI Syariah and Mandiri Syariah pages, his name still exists and that means violating Article 227 letter p of the Election Law,” Bambang Widjojanto said after submitting the results of the dispute request. Presidential Election PHPU goes to the Court, Jalan Merdeka Barat, Jakarta, Monday (10/6/2019).
Article 227 letter p of the Election Law, said Bambang, clearly states that a person may no longer hold a certain position when nominated or nominating himself legally as president or vice president. The person concerned, according to him, must stop as an employee or official of a BUMN when becoming a presidential or vice presidential candidate.
“Someone who is a candidate for president or vice president must stop as an employee or an official of BUMN. We check it repeatedly, we ensure and believe that, if that happens, it means there is a serious violation. This is the most interesting,” said Bambang Widjojanto.
Ma’ruf Amin’s status, Bambang continued, could have an impact on the disqualification of the Jokowi-Ma’ruf candidate. He hopes that the Constitutional Court really considers the alleged violations. “We include arguments that need to be considered carefully because this can cause Paslon 01 to be disqualified,” said Bambang Widjojanto.