Less than one week before the 2019 legislative and presidential elections, presidential candidate number 02, Prabowo Subianto, accepted the presence of cleric who had more than 8 million followers on Instagram, Ustadz Abdul Somad, at his residence on Kertanegara Street, South Jakarta. On that occasion Ustadz Abdul Somad, or known as UAS, gave “advice” to Mr Subianto, and made he rub his tears.
“There will be a lot of defamation, but you have to be strong. If you are chosen, there are two requests. Don’t invite me to go to the Palace if you are elected. I am a village person, let me be like this. Second, do not give me any position, let me preach to the forests,” UAS said on Thursday (04/11/2019).
UAS added, after Mr Subianto being elected, he had to listen to capable ulama or clerics who had chosen him, and saw in “the other world”. “It’s a big gift, but it’s also a big test,” he said.
Then UAS gave two souvenirs to Mr Subianto. “First, perfume, so that you spread fragrance. Second, prayer beads because you can’t empty your heart. This is my favourite prayer beads,” he said, and praying for Mr Subianto to win the presidential election and become a fair and trustworthy leader.
Besides UAS, Ustadz Adi Hidayat was also said to have supported the Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno. Ustadz Adi Hidayat, known as bestfriend of UAS, in several lectures implicitly provided direct support for Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno.