" Because NU has a sound base is large enough , " Arie said when contacted on Wednesday ( 05/21/2014 ) .
Arie said , in terms of population , large enough base NU in Java , especially East Java . Various methods are used to embrace NU , ranging from creating a structure based NU , such as PKB , or directly on vertex configurations , ie, approaching the kiai . Presidential Election becomes a fight for sound knots kiai .
( Read: suara burung pentet )
Arie added , pointing Mahfud as a successful team leader , Prabowo is also the opportunity to reduce tensions between Muhammadiyah and NU . " Hatta , Muhammadiyah . PAN , Amien Rais in particular , represented Muhammadiyah , " said Arie .
Arie said , the role of leader of PAN , Amien Rais , who depose Abdurrahman Wahid as president is still attached to the minds of the masses so that the appointment NU Hatta as vice president for Prabowo will trigger strong opposition from NU .
" So , Prabowo raised Mahfud as a strategy to reduce tension , " said Arie .
Previously , Mahfud failed to advance in the presidential election on July 9 after CLA supports partner - Joko Widodo Jusuf Kalla . Mahfud and Rhoma Irama , two former presidential candidate CBA , then voted in favor of Prabowo - Hatta .