Jakarta – Commissioner of the General Election Commission (KPU) Wahyu Setiawan stressed that his party was guided by the results of the audit of campaign funds participating in the 2019 Election by the public accounting firm (KAP). KPU cooperated professionally with KAP in the audit process, including campaign funds for candidate pairs Joko Widodo-Ma’ruf Amin and Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno.
This was conveyed by Wahyu in response to one of the points in improving the dispute over the election results submitted by Prabowo-Sandi to the Constitutional Court (MK). In the request, Prabowo-Sandi stated that Jokowi-Ma’ruf’s candidate was formally defective because the use of campaign funds was absurd and violated the law. “So, the principle is that, KPU will partner with KAP in accordance with the Act (Election), regarding campaign finance reports, KPU cooperates with professionals in this case KAP,” Wahyu Setiawan said on Thursday (6/13).
As stipulated in Law Number 7 of 2017 concerning Elections, KAP audits election participant campaign funds for 30 days since receiving reports of campaign funds receipts and expenditures (LPPDK) from election participants through the KPU. KAP received LPPDK on May 2, 2019 and conducted an audit of campaign funds for 30 days and submitted the results of the audit to the KPU on May 31, 2019.
Wahyu Setiawan asserted, based on the results of the KAP audit, reports on Jokowi-Ma’ruf Amin’s campaign funds and Prabowo-Sandi had been declared compliant and in accordance with the Election Law. “The results of the KAP audit regarding the results of the paslon are compliant so that the KPU is in a position guided by the work of the KAP. In essence, all candidate pairs based on the KAP audit are all obedient,” said Wahyu Setiawan.
Regarding campaign funds questioned by Prabowo-Sandi, Wahyu Setiawan said that his party had not yet entered the KPU’s official answer in the information submitted to the Constitutional Court. The reason is, the KPU’s answer submitted is still based on the application of Prabowo-Sandi version 24 May 2019.
While campaign funds that were questioned by Prabowo-Sandi were new points that were included in the revised application. “These things are corrected so that the KPU is guided by the Constitutional Court’s decision. Of course the answers we prepare and send are answers to the initial lawsuit. In the KPU trial the attorney will ask whether the improvements made by the legal team 02 were accepted or not by the MK. If accepted, we will answer as we should, “said Wahyu Setiawan.