Gus Yahya Prohibits Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates from Using NU Identity in the 2024 Election

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Chairman PBNU Yahya Cholil Staff or Gus Yahya said that his party broke away from practical politics at the event 2024 election Later. He also banned presidential and vice presidential candidates from using their identities Nahdlatul Ulama as political capital.

Gus Yahya said that politicians should not use the Nahdlatul Ulama identity. Including, he said, this applies to politicians from the Nahdliyyin clan.

“Anyone, even NU people not may use the NU identity as political capital,” said Gus Yahya when met at the Central Jakarta PBNU office on Thursday, May 25, 2023.

In addition, said Gus Yahya, every politician must compete using their respective achievements and credibility. He refused if politicians would use identity politics in the future, especially using Nahdlatul Ulama.

“He must have his own credibility, must have his own achievements, he must have his own offer, not just rely on NU origin,” he said.



Even so, Gus Yahya said that if later there were PBNU cadres who were selected to run as presidential or vice presidential candidates. However, he said, Nahdlatul Ulama had disengaged from engaging in practical politics.

“Go ahead, that’s not our business. That’s the business of the parties, please. Whoever you want to vote for, go ahead, and we want to see what the concrete offers are,” said Gus Yahya.

Gus Yahya also said that PBNU would not take care of the presidential and vice presidential candidates in the next general election. He said let the people judge for themselves the presidential and cawapres candidates who are running in the 2024 elections.

“Yes, what business do we have to bless anyone. How about now you asked to bless Ganjar Pranowo, should I answer? You don’t have to answer, it’s none of our business. Do I approve of Prabowo, yes, I will not answer, it’s none of our business,” he said.

According to Yahya, until now no political party has visited the PBNU office. “Nothing. Sowan, what are you doing,” he said.

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2023-05-25 14:20:00

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