TRIBUNNEWS.COM, KEDIRI – Presidential and vice presidential candidates who will compete in the 2024 presidential election are advised not to get involved Nahdlatul Ulama (NU).
This statement was conveyed by the General Chairperson (Ketum) of the Nahdlatul Ulama PBNU Executive Board, KH Yahya Cholil Staquf.
“If there is a presidential election later, for example. Later we will declare that there is no president or vice president on behalf of NU,” said KH Yahya Cholil Staff while attending the Halaqah Fiqh of Civilization at the Al Muktamar Hall of the Lirboyo Islamic Boarding School, Kediri, Saturday (21/1/2023).
This assertion, conveyed by KH Yahya Cholil Staff repeatedly reminded that the future candidates for president and vice president should not use NU’s name in political matters.
He explained, if an NU person becomes a presidential or vice presidential candidate, it is in his own personal name and track record, not in the name of NU.
He revealed that NU’s criteria for presidential and cawapres candidates must have capacity and credibility that can be compared to one another.
Meanwhile, regarding the increasing cost of the pilgrimage, KH Yahya Cholil Staquf revealed, for a long time the costs of the pilgrimage had not changed.
However, recently it was said that it was the Saudi Arabian government itself that made the costs of the pilgrimage increase significantly.
Regarding the increase in the cost of this pilgrimage, only the government knows the details.
As is known, the Ministry of Religion has proposed that this year’s Hajj costs Rp. 69 million. Higher compared to last 2021, the pilgrimage fee is IDR 39.8 million.
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