The landslide victory in Solo, his home town, could compensate for smaller vote collection in other regions, he said on his last leg of his campaign tour of several districts in West and Central Java since Wednesday.
"There are still regions where vote collection would not be maximal," he said.
"So, I hope Solo in particular and Central Java in general could become barns of votes for me to run for the presidency. In view of that I appeal to all cadres to work hard. I know they have already been working hard, but I hope they could again maximize their efforts," he said.
The chairman of the Solo chapter of the Indonesia Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP), Jokowis political party, Hadi Rudyatmo, assured that until now cadres in Solo remained solid despite rumors aimed at undermining the Jokowi-JK ticket.
The smear campaign aimed at him has penetrated West and even East Java and in view of that he called on his supporters to remain alert, and be careful not to be influenced by them, Jokowi warned.
"They have difficulty finding faults with me and JK, and so they have resorted to smear campaigns," he said at a campaign dialog with his supporters at Taman Budaya Jawa Tengah here on Saturday.
With regard to the campaign he also called on his supporters to be patient and to believe in him.
"Tell others what I really am," he said.
Jakarta governor Jokowi with former vice president Jusuf Kalla will compete against former military figure Prabowo Subianto who pairs with former economic minister Hatta Rajasa in the election on July 9. (*)