Metrotvnews.com, Surabaya: The National Awakening Party (PKB) has endorsed East Java Vice Governor Saifullah "Gus Ipul" Yusuf to run in the East Java gubernatorial election.
"We have issued a recommendation letter to support Gus Ipul," PKB East Java regional leadership board chairman Abdul Halim Iskandar said in Surabaya, East Java on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.
"We have conducted series of meetings with a number of PKB politicians," The PKB East Java regional leadership board leader added.
PKB is the largest political party in East Java province. It controls 20 seats in the East Java Regional Representatives Council.
Gus ipul is the younger brother of PKB chairman Muhaimin Iskandar. He has a lot of supporters in Nahdlataul Ulama (NU) communities.
The 2018 simultaneous regional elections will be held next June. It will be held in 17 provinces, 39 cities and 115 regencies.