Chairman of the Democratic Party, Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono (AHY), revealed that there was a movement within the party to take over from the chairman.
AHY said, he received this news from a number of party officials, as well as a number of Democratic cadres, both central and branch offices, since ten days ago.
“We received reports of political movements leading to an attempt to take over the leadership of the Democratic Party by force, which certainly threatens the sovereignty and existence of the Democratic Party,” AHY said in a press conference at the DPP Democrat Party, Central Jakarta, Monday, February 1.
AHY explained, this movement was welcomed by five figures.
They consist of one active Democrat cadre, one cadre who has been inactive for six years, one former cadre who was dishonorably dismissed for 9 years due to corruption, and one non-cadre of the Democratic Party.
AHY said, one figure who is not from within the party is a high official in the government of President Joko Widodo.
In fact, there are a number of ministers who reportedly support this movement.
“This movement involves important government officials who are functionally within the circle of power closest to President Joko Widodo. This movement is also said to have received support from a number of ministers and important officials in President Joko Widodo’s administration,” said AHY.
Not accepting the existence of this jagged movement, AHY admitted that he would defend his party’s sovereignty and honor.
He will maintain the position of Chairman of the Democrats by taking legal steps.