"Thank you for the mandate. I need your help and cooperation to build Apindo and Indonesia," he said in response to his reelection.
He admitted that the task was heavy in view of his age and physical conditions. "So, in view of the two factors it is not impossible that I might not be able to carry out the job until the next five years," he said.
He said however he would prepare the person who would replace him in case he was not able to finish the mandate as Apindo general chairman until the end of the term.
"He would be chosen among Apindo board members. Certainly he would be the best person who has the courage like me," he said.
Sofyan promised he would carry out his task at least until after the next general elections in 2014.
After that "I would discuss with my colleagues in Apindo what we would do next. I wish 2014 would be the time for me to start spending the rest of my time with my family."
Sofyan who was the only candidate was reelected by acclamation for the period of 2013-2018.