Papua- The momentum of the election must be considered as a step that must be taken by every Papuan person to achieve the prosperity and progress they dream of.
Elections are also one of the solutions offered by the state to its people to be able to answer every question, aspiration, and even challenges in every activity and daily life of all Indonesian people, including Papua.
This was conveyed by Rev. Jones Wenda, as secretary general of the Kingmi Church Synod, and Ali Kabiay, Secretary General of Barusan Merah Putih RI, in Jayapura, Monday 29 January 2024.
“Because through election mechanisms and principles, every citizen has been given the right to choose their best choice without being intervened or under pressure from certain irresponsible parties,” said Ali Kabiay.
If examined more deeply, it can be judged that the election system in Indonesia is one of the best election formats in the world. Because everyone has absolute rights and is highly respected, the voice of a farmer will be of equal value to the voice of even a community figure.
The state cannot run its government without the people, and vice versa, the people will not be able to be sovereign if there is no state. So let’s take advantage of the best momentum in this election to determine the people’s representatives who will fight for every aspiration for the welfare of the people.
“We must also be able to calm ourselves wisely so as not to fall for various provocative actions that reject the holding of elections. “Because in cases like that, we ourselves will suffer the impacts and losses,” explained Rev. Jones Wenda.
He also appealed to all Papuan people, namely, not to be easily provoked by issues from any party and group that rejects the holding of the 2024 election. Make this 2024 election momentum for a better future for Papua.
Don’t create conflicts between the nation’s children that can harm yourself, others and the general public.
We will make Papua a Land of Peace in holding the 2024 elections. And Papua is Indonesia.
“We have also been able to assess which parties are trying to destroy the democratic climate in Indonesia, and it is even easy to be sure that these groups will never be able to provide a solution for proper welfare for the Papuan people,” said Ali Kabiay.