Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Presidential and vice presidential candidate pair number 02 Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno will hold their political safari this time in East Java.

During the visit, Subianto and Uno along with the group will endorse a jihad resolution, starting from the Tebu Ireng Islamic Boarding School in Jombang, East Java.

"For the agenda in East Java this time, Prabowo and Sandi will carry out a jihad resolution called for by KH Hasyim Asy`ari to fight the invaders and maintain the sovereignty of the Republic of Indonesia. The activity began with a congregation of five thousand students at the Tebu Ireng Islamic Boarding School in Jombang," Chairman of the Gerindra Party DPP Chusni Mubarok noted in a written statement received in Jakarta on Monday.

Mubarok explained that the spirit of Subianto and Uno in maintaining the sovereignty of the Republic of Indonesia was highly inspired by the resolution of jihad, since the forerunner of the fighting spirit of November 10, 1945, battle in Surabaya is inseparable from the resolution of jihad.

For Subianto and Uno, the resolution of jihad is a milestone in the struggle and a part of history that cannot be separated from the battle of November 10, 1945, against the invaders that is currently commemorated as National Heroes Day.

"The resolution of jihad called by KH Hasyim Asy`ari and welcomed and carried out with enthusiasm by Bung Tomo made the Suroboyo arek-arek, along with the santri soldiers from various regions in the land of Java, persistently fight the invaders in the battle of November 10, 1945," he noted.

Mubarok, who is also secretary-general of the GP Ansor Central Leader, explained that during the activities to review the jihad resolution, Subianto and Uno will also meet with the guardian of the Tebu Ireng Islamic Boarding School KH Salahuddin Wahid, or familiarly called Gus Solah, and continue the pilgrimage to the grave of KH Hasyim Asy`ari.

After visiting Solah and making a pilgrimage to the grave of KH Hasyim Asy`ari, Subianto and Uno will greet and hold a dialog with the santri at the Tebu Ireng Ponpes.

"They will then visit the Mambaul Ma`arif Denanyar Jombang Islamic Boarding School to meet with the boarding school pupils and make a pilgrimage to the grave of KH Bisri Syansuri, also a great cleric in East Java," Mubarok, who is also the Gerindra party`s legislator from Malang Raya District Election, stated.

Subianto and Uno will also continue their journey to the Bahrul Ulum Tambakberas Islamic boarding school, Jombang. There, they will make a pilgrimage to the tomb of national hero and founder of the largest Islamic organization in Indonesia Nahdlatul Ulama KH Wahab Chasbullah that is planned to be accompanied directly by the son of Mbah Wahab, KH Hasib Wahab Chasbullah.

Gathering to the Kyai and students as well as a pilgrimage to the tombs of the nation`s fighters is a series of activities to trace the jihad resolution that will be carried out by Subianto and Uno during this visit to East Java.

"Besides this, the napak tilas program was also enlivened by a jeep vehicle march from Jombang to Tugu Pahlawan Surabaya, as a symbol of the spirit of struggle and resistance to all forms of colonialism," Mubarok added.

Reporting by Susylo Asmalyah
Editing by Eliswan Azly, Suharto

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