Jokowi-Amin pair has not prepared in advance for debate

Jokowi-Amin pair has not prepared in advance for debate

Bogor (ANTARA) - Incumbent President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and his vice-presidential candidate KH Ma'ruf Amin did not go through any simulations or make any special preparation in advance of the fourth round of the presidential debate.

"Just watch tomorrow night," Jokowi, the presidential candidate number 01, remarked after holding a Friday prayer service at the Baitussalam Mosque yard in the Bogor Presidential Palace on Friday.

The incumbent president affirmed that he will align his answers and the presentation of data in response to the posed questions.

The president also admitted to have not  prepared in advance for the fourth debate.

"It all depends on the question. If you are not asked about the data, why do you release the data," the former Jakarta governor noted.

Jokowi revealed that he had gone through a debate simulation and evaluation along with Amin and his team merely once before the first round of the debate.

"No, first, the first start was with KH Maruf, amen," he remarked.

While earlier campaigning in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Jokowi had remarked that debate exercises or simulations in the run up to the event were currently challenging.

"How do you want the simulation, the campaign continues," Jokowi stated.

The fourth round of the presidential debate for the 2019 presidential election will be held on Saturday (Mar 30) at 08.00 pm local time at Shangri La Hotel, Central Jakarta.

Jokowi and Prabowo Subianto, the two presidential candidates, will  meet again at the debate whose format and duration  are divided into six segments spanning 90-94 minutes.