Wearing a White Shirt for the 2019 Presidential Election, Mahfud MD: It Still Fits News – 1 hour ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The vice presidential candidate from Ganjar Pranowo, Mahfud MD, wore a white shirt when registering with his presidential candidate partner at the General Election Commission (KPU) to fight in the 2024 presidential election. Mahfud revealed that it turned out that the white shirt he was wearing today was the shirt he had prepared for registered with the KPU 5 years ago.

At that time, Mahfud was predicted to be Joko Widodo’s vice presidential candidate before being replaced by Ma’ruf Amin at the last minute.

“The clothes I am wearing, this white shirt, I prepared five years ago to wear to register with the KPU but it didn’t happen. It still fits, my body is the same as before,” said Mahfud at the KPU Building in Jakarta, Thursday (19/10/ 2023).

Photo: Presidential candidate Ganjar Pranowo with Vice Presidential candidate Mahfud MD while registering the presidential and vice presidential candidate pairs for the 2024 general election at the KPU Building, Jakarta, Thursday (19/10/2023). (CNBC Indonesia/Faisal Rahman)
Prospective Presidential candidate Ganjar Pranowo with prospective Vice President Mahfud MD registering as presidential and vice presidential candidates for the 2024 general election at the KPU Building, Jakarta, Thursday (19/10/2023). (CNBC Indonesia/Faisal Rahman)

He said that he had entrusted the white shirt to his mother in Madura, East Java. Until finally he received news that he was likely to be brought back to be nominated as leader of this nation, he took the clothes back with his mother’s prayers and blessing.

“Then entrusted to my mother in Madura. Then most likely I will be taken, to be nominated in the coalition of PDIP, PPP, Hanura, Perindo on the 16th (October) yesterday. I went to my mother, took clothes that I didn’t (so) wear (before) to the KPU, I used it today,” he said.

“Mother, pray for me to be successful and to remain a sincere, honest and devoted child to my parents,” added Mahfud.

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