The Chief of the Greater Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) Prabowo Subianto arrived at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, on Monday (10/21/2019) afternoon. Prabowo was accompanied by Deputy Chairman of Gerindra Party, Edhy Prabowo. Prabowo Subianto came to meet President Joko Widodo's call in the process of selecting a new cabinet ministerial candidate who will assist President Joko Widodo and Vice President Maruf Amin for 2019-2024 periods. To reporters, Prabowo said that he was asked by President Joko Widodo to join the ministry's cabinet for the next 5 years. Prabowo was offered a position as Minister of Defense by President Jokowi. In response to the request, Prabowo Subianto said that he was ready to assist President Joko Widodo in the cabinet.
“Our decision from the Gerindra party if requested we are ready to help. Today I was officially requested and we have been able to help. I am allowed to state that President Jokowi asked me to help him in the defense sector. Earlier he gave some direction. I will work seriously to achieve the goals and expectations set,” said Prabowo Subianto.
Meanwhile related to the minister's offer for Gerindra Deputy Chairperson Edhy Prabowo, Prabowo Subianto said that he let President Joko Widodo announce it personally. (VOI/Ndy/AHM)