In tune with PUAN, Zulhas chooses Erick Thohir as candidate for vice-president

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National Mandate Party (PAN) GENERAL CHAIRMAN Zulkifli Hasan or Zulhas hailed the figure of State Enterprise Minister (BUMN) Erick Thohir as a hard worker whose results are real.

Zulhas admits that he has known Erick Thohir for a long time and is like his own family.

“I have known Pak Erick for a long time, especially his family. We are like family and also come from the same region. So Pak Erick really has a red and white heart, is empathetic and is indeed a man of action. He works and the results are real,” Zulhas said at the book launch of (Not) Erick Thohir’s Success Story at JCC Senayan on Thursday (10/11).

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Zulhas, who is also trade minister, said that in the future Indonesia will need leaders like Erick Thohir who has proven himself and has done many positive things for the country.

Many strategic policies have been successfully spearheaded by Erick Thohir, who was entrusted by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), to be the Implementation Team Leader for the management of Covid-19 and national economic recovery (PEN).

“By the way, lately I’ve been intense just, then I’ve been together a lot since before Pak Azwar (Minister of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform) PAW, I was PAW so it was a bit intense d ‘go everywhere with (Erick Thohir),’ he said.

“And indeed hard workers are needed in this country and the results are clear that a lot has been done, including what was passed on by Mas Drajad Wibowo,” he continued.

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With a very nationalistic figure and a love for the progress of his nation, Zulkifli has no doubt when faced with a choice, he insists he will choose Erick Thohir.

“So if I’m told to choose, I’ll choose Erick Thohir,” he concluded.

Erick Thohir, who has recently moved closer to the PAN, would be nominated as a presidential or vice-presidential candidate in the 2024 elections.

Erick Thohir’s name has also been put forward by the National Mandate Woman (PUAN) to be carried by the PAN as a running mate in the 2024 presidential election.

Zulhas also welcomed the proposal from PUAN who agreed to endorse Erick as the running mate.

“Yes, I’m very close (to Erick). Pak Erick is my friend, from the same village too, yes, it’s like a family,” Zulhas concluded. (RO/OL-1)

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