A contrite Zulkieflimansyah, a spokesperson for the Anies Baswedan and Muhaimin Iskandar team, has issued an apology for his attendance at a campaign event for rival presidential candidate Ganjar Pranowo. The apology was communicated on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, by Amin Team spokesperson Billy David Nerotumilena, asserting that the internal discord within the team regarding Zulkieflimansyah's attendance has been amicably resolved and does not warrant further discussion.
Attendance Out of Respect, Not Allegiance
Billy David Nerotumilena explained that Zulkieflimansyah's presence at Ganjar Pranowo's campaign event was to honor an invitation from Ganjar, not a declaration of allegiance. This clarification seeks to douse any speculation or misunderstanding that might have arisen following Zulkieflimansyah's presence at Ganjar Pranowo's campaign event in NTB on Saturday, December 3, 2023.
A Video That Stirred Controversy
The information about Zulkieflimansyah's attendance at Ganjar's event was disseminated via a video that listed Fika Nurul Ulya as the writer, Muhammad Dava Arrifa as the scriptwriter and narrator, Tri Febrianto Gunawan as the video editor, Adisty Safitri as the producer, and featured 'Take Me Down To The Fashion Show' by NoMBe as the musical score. This video inadvertently stirred controversy that led to Zulkieflimansyah's apology.
Unperturbed by the Controversy
Despite the controversy, the Anies Baswedan and Muhaimin Iskandar team remains unfazed. The team maintains its focus on the presidential race, making it clear that Zulkieflimansyah's actions were personal and not representative of the team's political stance or strategy. The incident has been viewed as a minor hiccup in an otherwise smooth campaign trail.