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Anas Resigns from Nomination in East Java Governor Election
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Saifullah Yusuf and Abdullah Azwar Anas - [antara]

Skalanews - Coming to the five days of registration of East Java Governor Election, suddenly the Candidate Vice Governor of East Java Abdullah Azwar Anas resigned from his nomination.

East Java Governor Candidate Saifullah Yusuf (Gus Ipul) said he was surprised by the Banyuwangi Regent's decision.

"I was surprised to hear the news. But let Anas explains why he resigned," said Gus Ipul told to reporters on Thursday (4/1) night.

Former Minister of PDT in President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono era said now is also being explored a number of issues that develop.

"We will wait for the next 2-3 days, and in time we will be presented. Now, we will focus on the next plan, whether to change partners and others, it's something common in politics," said Gus Ipul.

If he resign, then who is Anas's successor?. "I do not want to speculate who the names are replacing. Wait in the near future 2-3 days ahead, PKB and PDIP are looking into a growing issue," he said.

Gus Ipul claimed to have not communicated in depth with Anas. "I communication with Anas through WhatsApp (WA). He will meet me later and explain about the problem why he intend to resign," he said. (Wahyu/Frida Astuti)