Minister Of PUPR Regarding The Vice Presidential Candidate Ganjar: I'd Better Take Others

JAKARTA - Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono admitted that he was reluctant to take the possibility of an offer as a candidate for vice president (cawapres) to accompany Ganjar Pranowo in the 2024 presidential election. Basuki's name is called PDIP as one of the proposed figures.

"I'd better take the others," said Basuki, quoted by ANTARA, Wednesday, June 7.

Basuki admitted that he did not understand politics, because he was a bureaucrat. Moreover, he continued, he will also soon turn 70 years old in 2024.

"I'm a bureaucrat, so I also want my 70 years of age next year. I don't understand that," he said.

Basuki wants to stay focused on continuing his work as Minister of PUPR who was entrusted during the two terms of President Joko Widodo's leadership.

"I'm still working, still supporting these DPR gentlemen," he said.

He assessed that the statement of the Secretary General of the PDI-P DPP Hasto Kristiyanto who said his name appeared on the deliberation list for a duet with Ganjar as a form of appreciation or discourse.

"Can there be, if it is an appreciation, a discourse, I think so. But there is no communication at all," he said.

PDIP Secretary General Hasto Kristiyanto previously revealed that PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono was one of the names that emerged to become a potential vice presidential candidate to accompany the presidential candidate from the PDI-P Ganjar Pranowo.

"Even the name Mr. Basuki, Minister of PUPR, appeared," said Hasto.

Hasto revealed that Basuki's name appeared because there was progress in development in Aceh, Papua, Sumatra, and NTT.

"There is something that Mr. Basuki proposed, what Mr. Jokowi said as the father of infrastructure," he said.