Gerindra Accepts Edhy Prabowo's Resignation

    Anggi Hasibuan - 26 November 2020 14:51 WIB
    Gerindra Accepts Edhy Prabowos Resignation
    Gerindra Party executive chairman Sufmi Dasco Ahmad (Photo:Medcom.id)



    Jakarta: Great Indonesia Movement (Gerindra) Party has accepted Edhy Prabowo's resignation, according to Gerindra Pary executive chairman Sufmi Dasco Ahmad.

    "Not long after he announced his resignation, we accepted it," said Sufmi here on Thursday.

     



    On Wednesday, Edhy was named a suspect of lobster seed export graft case by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). He was arrested in a sting operation by KPK investigators.

    After the arrest, Edhy announced his resignation as Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and Gerindra Party deputy chairman. He also apologized to President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Gerindra Party Chairman Prabowo Subianto.

    "I want to apologize to President Joko Widodo. I have betrayed his trust. I also want to apologize to (Gerindra Party Chairman) Prabowo Subianto," Edhy stated.

    Besides Edhy, the anti-corruption agency also announced six other suspects, including several staff of Edhy and his wife, Iis Rosita Dewi. Edhy and his aides allegedly received at least Rp9.8 billion and US$100 thousand from businessmen.

    (WAH)

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