Yudhoyono asks party cadres involved on corruption to resign
Thu, June 14 2012 00:08 | 1008 Views
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has urged his Democrat Party cadres involved in corruption to resign.
"Rather than staying to embarrass all cadres later it would be better if they resign right now. Leave the party," he said.
"Rather than staying to embarrass all cadres later it would be better if they resign right now. Leave the party," he said at a meeting with party founders and declarers here on Wednesday.
The meeting was also attended by members of the board of patron, the executive board, the regional executive boards from across the country.
The party`s general chairman Anas Urbaningrum and secretary general Edhie Baskoro Yudhoyono were absent.
Yudhoyono who is also president admitted that the party had frequently received attacks to make its popularity and electability continue to drop.
This is partly caused by a few cadres who had been involved in the dishonorable act of corruption. "That has hurt us all," he said.
Yudhoyono reminded all cadres not to play games much less being involved in corruption.
Party cadres must not let themselves being tricked and persuaded to conduct dishonorable acts.
"Do not play with national or regional budgets. I still heard information about it from some quarters. Do not do it. Do not it let to happen again," he said.
Yudhoyono said the party line is clear and consistent despite all challenges from outside namely it must play clean, smart and civil politics.
He admitted there had been a lot of political confusion while internal and external challenges in the political arena were also big.
"Political temptation to justify all means is also still very high," he said.
He said his commitment remained and would never sway namely he would always play clean, smart and civil politics.
"I also follow the principles in governing the state. This should continue to be carried out by party cadres in the future," he said.
He said if Democrat Party could pass the tests it would become a future party of hope and a strong middle party.
"It will all be realized if we are all willing to seriously make changes for party`s improvement." he said.(*)
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