Ganjar Pranowo The Golkar, PPP, PAN coalition has a strong signal sbobet that it will pair Ganjar and Erick Thohir. “There is no strong presidential candidate in KIB. KIB will carry Ganjar, this might happen,” explained Political Researcher at The Indonesian Institute (TII), Ahmad Hidayah in Jakarta, Wednesday (2/11/2022).
This political observer then said that for the vice presidential candidate, KIB has the potential to encourage Erick Thohir. Considering that the number one person in the Ministry of SOEs has many variables to win the 2024 presidential election, one of which is contributing to electability outside Java.
Meanwhile, the electability of the vice presidential candidate Erick Thohir is strong in the area outside Java. With this, Erick Thohir can fill the void and support the electability of Ganjar in the outer Java region if he runs in pairs.
“Erick Thohir can be a complement if Ganjar is promoted later. Erick Thohir can fill the vacancies in the region that Ganjar does not have,” said Ahmad.
In addition, Erick Thohir’s identity as a non-party figure is also a middle solution and has the power to bind coalitions together. If one political party carries a candidate, it will certainly cause jealousy in the coalition.
“For example, KIB carrying a presidential candidate from a coalition does not matter, but when it decides a representative from one party, the coalition can weaken. It is indeed better to carry a non-party, namely Pak Erick Thohir,” said Ahmad.
Judged by Jokowi’s Favorite Minister
In addition, Erick Thohir is also President Jokowi’s favorite and mainstay minister in overcoming various state problems such as the COVID-19 pandemic, economic problems and even sports such as saving Indonesian football from FIFA sanctions. Various strategic tasks given by President Jokowi were completed by Erick Thohir.
This makes Erick Thohir successful as a leader and has a clear track record. Ahmad also saw that Erick Thohir had the support of the Nahdliyin as the Chairman of the Sharia Economic Community (MES) and an Honorary Member of Banser.
Not only that, Erick Thohir’s logistical strength is also very much needed by KIB and Ganjar in facing the 2024 presidential election. As an international entrepreneur, Erick Thohir has logistical strength that cannot be doubted.