Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Senior polition of Golkar Party Hajriyanto Y Thohari has observed that the current this party leaderships have been acting like ostriches in dealing with their internal conflict.

"An ostrich that lies down and rests its head and neck on the ground to hide feels the enemy cannot see it and will go away. But, the truth is that it is only the ostrich that cannot see its enemy, and not vice versa," he said in a text message received here on Monday.

He noted that the Golkars leaderships behave as if nothing is wrong or nothing has happened in the party.

"Some even say the Golkar Party is alright and has no problems. They are disgruntled persons who are being used by external powers," he added.

He stated that cadres who say that the survey conducted by Lembaga Survey Indonesia (LSI) has not been objective and called it paid show an ostrichs behavior.

According to Hajriyanto, the Golkar Party is not the same anymore as it has been divided by pragmatic instead of ideological factors.

The deputy general chairman of the Golkar Party elected in the Jakarta congress, Yorrys Raweyai, said he was not surprised by the results of the LSI survey that showed the Golkar Partys electability has dropped to as low as 8.4 percent.

"That is not new for us. Our prediction was even lower than eight percent. We had predicted worse than that," he revealed.

He said the current conflict has caused a drop in the partys electability.

He stressed that before the congress in Bali and later in Jakarta, he had predicted that the Golkar Partys electability will plummet.

The party under Aburizal Bakrie has met failures and produced policies not in line with the partys constitution, he added.

"Before the congress in Bali and Jakarta, I had predicted our electability will drop below 10 percent. Now there are two leaderships, and therefore more conflicts. I think our electability is now around six percent," he noted.

Following a recent survey, LSI revealed that the electability of the oldest and second-largest party had dropped below 10 percent and said "it will continue to drop due to the conflicts between the partys elites," LSI researcher Adrian Sopa pointed out.

He explained that if legislative elections were to be held this month, the Golkar Party would garner only 8.4 percent votes, the lowest in the partys history.

Until now, the rival leaderships of Aburizal Bakrie and Agung Laksono have not reached an agreement, but the two camps have assigned negotiators to settle all issues.

(Reporting by Imam Budilaksono and Rangga Pandu Asmara Jingga/Uu.H-YH/INE/KR-BSR/A014)

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