Forkabi Expects Putra Betawi To Become Acting Governor Of DKI To Replace Anies Baswedan

JAKARTA - The Betawi Children's Communication Forum Community Organization (Forkabi) expects Betawi's son to become the acting (Pj) Governor of DKI Jakarta as a temporary replacement for Anies Baswedan whose term of office expires in October 2022.

"I appeal to President Jokowi and Minister of Home Affairs Tito Karnavian to appoint Betawi's son as Acting Governor of DKI in October 2022," said Forkabi Chairman Abdul Ghoni as quoted by Antara, Wednesday, May 18.

Three names were mentioned, namely the Head of the Presidential Secretariat Heru Budi Hartono, Deputy IV of the Presidential Staff Office Juri Ardiantoro and the Regional Secretary of DKI Marulah Mattali. Ghoni assessed that the last name was the most appropriate to be the Acting Governor of DKI Jakarta.

Ghoni considers Marullah Matali the right person to lead the capital, not only as a native Betawi son, but because he is considered intelligent, understands Jakarta's problems and is believed to bring Jakarta better for the next two years.

The member of the Gerindra faction of the DKI DPRD also believes that it is not too late for Home Affairs Minister Tito Karnavian and President Joko Widodo to appoint Marullah Matali as Acting Governor of DKI because it is still in the nomination stage to the president and there is a month before the inauguration will be held.

"In our opinion, the appointment of the Acting Governor Marullah Matali is a tribute to the Betawi residents in Jakarta. I respectfully request the President and the Minister of Home Affairs to pay their respects to Betawi by appointing Marullah Matali as the Acting Governor of DKI," he said.

Moreover, added Ghoni, Marullah Matali is an echelon I civil servant and serves in the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government, so that he fulfills the requirements to become acting governor where he must be an echelon I civil servant.

Previously, three names circulated and were predicted to have the opportunity to replace Anies, whose term of office ends on October 16, 2022, who left the DKI Jakarta DPRD through the Deputy Chair of the DKI Jakarta DPRD, Zita Anjani some time ago.

The three names considered potential to fill the acting governor of DKI Jakarta are Head of the Presidential Secretariat Heru Budi Hartono, Deputy IV of the Presidential Staff Office Juri Ardiantoro and DKI Regional Secretary Marulah Mattali.

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