JAKARTA | KBA – The declaration of support, held at the Aswaja Nusantara Islamic Boarding School in Mlangi, Sleman, Yogyakarta, was attended by Anies Baswedan himself.

Muhammad Mustafid, the Coordinator of DISIBER in the Special Region of Yogyakarta (DIY), stated that DISIBER represents the national community of people with disabilities. The attendees of the declaration event included representatives from various Indonesian provinces.

Representatives present at the declaration came from regions including DKI Jakarta, Banten, Central Java, West Java, East Java, and Yogyakarta, while other regions like Bali and Riau participated through a hybrid format.

Gus Tafid, as Muhammad Mustafid is affectionately known, mentioned that before supporting the AMIN pair, the disability community underwent extensive discussions about national leadership qualities.

“Before the workshop or FGD (Focus Group Discussion) and declaration, friends from the disability community had long discussions. The FGD was conducted to finalize plans for the victory of Anies Baswedan-Muhaimin Iskandar,” he told KBA News on Tuesday, December 26, 2023.

The Chairman of Laskar Santri DIY revealed that the disability community considers Anies Baswedan-Muhaimin Iskandar as the most concrete candidates in their commitment to people with disabilities. Additionally, the programs planned by Anies Baswedan-Muhaimin Iskandar for people with disabilities are seen as having a disability perspective.

“Meaning, the AMIN candidates are not only designing charity-based or empowerment programs but also starting from the primary perspective of equal access and support facilities to overcome the physical and non-physical barriers faced by people with disabilities,” he explained.

Gus Tafid stated that following the declaration of support, the disability community would immediately engage in political work to secure victory for the Anies Baswedan-Muhaimin Iskandar ticket in their respective regions.

“They are already equipped to work towards victory as the DISIBER FGD included discussions on the Victory Plan for Anies Baswedan-Muhaimin Iskandar.”

He revealed that the discussion sessions included mapping areas and forming coordinator teams of volunteers for the Anies Baswedan-Muhaimin Iskandar ticket among the disability community at the provincial level.

Next, they plan to develop strategies for the victory of the Anies Baswedan-Muhaimin Iskandar ticket within the disability community and action plans for people with disabilities in Indonesia to support Anies Baswedan-Muhaimin Iskandar in the 2024 Presidential Election.

According to data from the Ministry Coordinator for Human Development and Culture (PMK), the population of people with disabilities in Indonesia is about 8.5 percent, or approximately 22.97 million.

“This means that if they solidly support the Anies Baswedan-Muhaimin Iskandar ticket, it could have a significant impact on their victory,” he emphasized. (kba).


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