PDI-P NTB Secretary Lalu Budi Suryata Resigns to Run in Sumbawa Election

Lalu Budi Suryata, a senior PDI-P politician in NTB, resigns to run for Sumbawa Regent, highlighting internal party dynamics ahead of Indonesia's 2024 regional elections.

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PDI-P NTB Secretary Lalu Budi Suryata Resigns to Run in Sumbawa Election

PDI-P NTB Secretary Lalu Budi Suryata Resigns to Run in Sumbawa Election

Lalu Budi Suryata, the Secretary of the Regional Leadership Council (DPD) of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), has officially resigned from his position and party membership. The senior politician's sudden resignation has surprised many, as he was considered one of PDI-P NTB's best cadres.

In his resignation letter dated April 16, 2024, addressed to PDI-P Chairperson Megawati Soekarnoputri, Lalu Budi cited his discomfort and lack of alignment with the leadership of the PDI-P NTB DPD as the reasons for his decision. He not only resigned as an official but also as a member of the party, although he remains a member of the NTB Provincial Legislative Council (DPRD) representing the Sumbawa and West Sumbawa electoral districts.

Lalu Budi's resignation is related to the upcoming 2024 Sumbawa Regional Head Election (Pilkada). He intends to run as a running mate for Syarafuddin Jarot, a politician from the Nasdem Party. However, PDI-P NTB has proposed Abdul Rafiq, the Chairman of the Sumbawa DPRD, to run in the Sumbawa Pilkada paired with the current Sumbawa Regent, Mahmud Abdullah, from the Golkar Party.

Why this matters: Lalu Budi Suryata's resignation highlights the internal dynamics and challenges within political parties as they prepare for the upcoming simultaneous regional elections in Indonesia. His decision to leave PDI-P and potentially join another party to run in the Sumbawa election showcases the complex maneuvering and strategic alliances that shape local politics.

The Golkar Party and PDI-P have agreed to form a joint candidate pair , known as 'Mofiq,' consisting of Mahmud Abdullah and Abdul Rafiq, for the 2024 Sumbawa Regent election. Abdul Rafiq stated that the partnership was formed due to the shared spiritual condition between the two leaders, and they are now awaiting the official decision from their respective party central boards to proceed with the candidacy.

Key Takeaways

  • Lalu Budi Suryata, PDI-P NTB secretary, resigns from party and position.
  • Lalu Budi plans to run for Sumbawa Regent, but PDI-P nominated another candidate.
  • Golkar and PDI-P form joint 'Mofiq' candidate pair for Sumbawa Regent election.
  • Lalu Budi's resignation highlights internal party dynamics ahead of regional elections.
  • Mofiq partnership formed due to 'shared spiritual condition' between the two leaders.