Jokowi Allows Johan Budi to Run in Legislative Election
Achmad Zulfikar Fazli • 17 Juli 2018 19:49 WIBpolitical issues (en)
"He has asked for permission from the president," Pramono told reporters.
Johan was offered the opportunity by PDI Perjuangan. He is considered as a competent and clean figure by media.
"I recently received the offer from PDI Perjuangan. I then accepted the offer after careful consideration," Johan told Medcom.id this afternoon.
"If I could become a member of the House of Representatives, I could do a lot of things for the country," he added.
Johan previously worked as the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) spokesperson. He started his career as a journalist.
The country will hold a simultaneous legislative and presidential elections in April 2019. The General Elections Commission (KPU) will close the registration of legislative candidates tonight.