Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama and Deputy Djarot Saiful Hidayat greet their supporters during a massive campaign held on Feb. 11, 2017 in Jakarta. (AFP Photo/Goh Chai Hin)

"Few months ago, some said we wouldn't even get 10 percent. Now we are number one."

Septika Shidqiyyah   15 February 2017 18:15

Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama and Deputy Djarot Saiful Hidayat are projected to win Jakarta election's first leg.

In Rumah Lembang, the campaign team's headquarter, Ahok and Djarot held a public screening of quick count.

Though the pair is leading current polls, Ahok and Djarot claimed that they are still waiting for official result from Jakarta General Elections Commissions (KPUD Jakarta).

Ahok expressed his gratitude to his supporters.

"We are very thankful for all of our supporters, supporting political parties and everyone," he said this afternoon.

"If we look back to few months ago, some survey institutes said that Ahok-Djarot would not reach 20 percent, some said we wouldn't even get 10 percent. Now we are number one. But we don't know if we will reach 50 percent plus one."

Ahok also showed his optimism that he would win.

"We believe this fight is not over. A lot of people believe we can do it, they want only one round (of election). Anything can happen, but we should be grateful especially after some predictions said that no one would vote (for us). But it shows now that we are still trusted," he said.

Djarot also weighed in.

"The fight is not over. To all Basuki-Ahok's supporters, please keep your spirit alive. Our fight needs never-ending determination," he said.

 

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