Non-Active Jambi Governor Zumi Zola Removed from Post
Date 19 Januari 2019
President Joko Jokowi Widodo on 17 January 2019 signed Presidential Decree Number 7/P of 2019 on Dismissal of actor Zumi Zola as Governor of Jambi Province.
Head of Information Center of Ministry of Home Affairs Bahtiar said that the decree had been submitted to Jambi Provincial Government to be followed up. The Presidential Decree is the legal basis for the Jambi Regional House of Representatives (DPRD) to carry out the dismissal, Bahtiar said in Jakarta on Friday (18/1).
Furthermore, the Jambi DPRD in a plenary meeting agenda will also propose the appointment of the current Deputy Governor of Jambiwhich also serves as Acting Governor of Jambito replace Zumi Zola as Governor of Jambi for the remaining tenure until 2022.
The Jambi DPRD will propose the appointment to the President through Minister of Home Affairs. Afterwards, a Presidential Decree for the appointment of Deputy Governor as Governor will be issued, Bahtiar said, adding that the governor’s inauguration schedule will be adjusted the President’s schedule decided by Ministry of State Secretariat.
Regarding the vacant post of Deputy Governor, according to Bahtiar, the appointment of new Deputy Governor will be carried out after the current Deputy Governor is sworn-in as Governor of Jambi.
For the record, Zumi Zola is convicted in bribery case on ratifying the Regional Budget (APBD) of Jambi Province. He was previously named as a suspect after the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) arrested a number of Jambi provincial government officials during a sting operation. (Puspen Kemendagri/ES)
Translated by: Galuh Wicaksono
Edited by: Muhardi