By : Toni Ervianto
Tomorrow we will enter 2019 general election campaign period. Those moment is a gold chance for us to make more mature our democracy standard which called by Stephen Macedo, political pundits as civic virtue.
Related with those goals, I think the first statement both of Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto at General Election Commission office last night, it brought the spirit to enter and to follow all of general election steps with smoothly and happily. Both two president’s candidate have sparked smart and wise statement.
Considering with those facts, we want to remembering both two camps especially for their spokepersons and their national campaigner have not made and built a negative political discouse and all of both two camps campaign element have not spreaded bigotry, hate-speech and negative campaign during 2019 general election campaign.
This stressing is an urgent and significant because based on Indonesia Political Review Institute monitor and analyst from social media sources, both Jokowi and Prabowo including Ma’ruf Amin and Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno have taken negative judgement, negative information even bigotry and hate-speech which have been spreading by their haters through their human account or robot account on social media.
I think we must educate our people especially our political elite to bring or deliver smart and wise campaign materials. Its very urgent to implementation because based on 2019 General Election Vulnerability Index by General Election Supervisory Body or Bawaslu, the scoring of IKP 2019 is 33,01 until 66,00 which it means is 2019 general election process have high and middle vulnerability status. Those facts could be transfered high vulnerability if we have failed to fullfil and to dissemination smart and wise campaign materials.
I think both Jokowi and Prabowo must give seriously sanction to everybody in their campaign team, if they are not follow Jokowi’s and Prabowo’s intention to make peace, education, and happily general election process in Indonesia.
Remember, we are’nt uncivilized country, we are not uneducated society and we are Indonesian people who have spirit to build millenials democracy ethics which will get political gain and political win through gentlement way, brillian strategy and tactics and refusing hate-speech, bigotry and black campaign. Hopefully.
The writer had earned his master degree at the University of Indonesia (UI).