PKB Witness Reveals Vote Inflation to PDIP in Sigi 5

The Petitioner’s witness Taufik testifying at the hearing for the 2024 legislative election results dispute for case No. 166-01-01-26/PHPU.DPR-DPRD-XXII/2024 of Central Sulawesi Province on Friday (5/31/2024). Photo by MKRI/Bayu.

JAKARTA (MKRI) – The National Awakening Party (PKB) witness revealed allegations of vote inflation of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) in several locations within the electoral district of Sigi 5. The witness testified during the continued hearing for the 2024 legislative election results dispute for case No.166-01-01-26/PHPU.DPR-DPRD-XXII/2024, held in panel 3 courtroom on Friday, May 31, 2024. The hearing was presided over by Constitutional Justices Arief Hidayat (panel chair), Anwar Usman, and Enny Nurbaningsih. The petition was filed by PKB regarding the election of Sigi Regency DPRD (Regional Legislative Council) candidates for Sigi 5.

The Petitioner’s witness, Taufik, was a mandated witness from the PKB at the recapitulation at the regency level in Sigi, explained that there were discrepancies in the numbers read by the Subdistrict Election Committee (PPK) of Marawola Subdistrict at polling station (TPS) 2 in Tinggide Village. PDIP obtained 17 votes in C-Form Results, but in D-Form Results read by the PPK, PDIP's votes changed to 18. A similar situation occurred at TPS 9 in Tinggide Village, Marawola Subdistrict, where PDIP's votes in the C-Form Results were 3 votes but changed to 4 votes in the D-Form Results. Additionally, Taufik also reported a reduction in the vote count for PKB at TPS 03 in Boya Baliase Village, which should have been 20 votes but reduced to 19 votes, as seen in the document of C-Form Results, C-Form Copy Results, and D-Form Results. He stated that he rejected the regency recapitulation results, filled out an incident form, and did not sign the regency-level recapitulation results in Sigi.

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Meanwhile, Marini, a witness from the General Elections Commission (KPU) who was the PPK of Marawola Subdistrict, explained that after comparing the C-Form Copy Results and the C-Form Plenary Results, witnesses from several parties raised objections at TPS 03 in Boya Baliase Village. After seeking recommendation from the Subdistrict Elections Supervisory Committee (Panwaslu), a recount was conducted in Marawola Subdistrict. Based on the recount results, there were corrections to the vote count for four political parties. Vote for candidate No. 1 from PKB changed from 2 to 1 vote; vote for candidate No. 2 from the National Democratic Party (NasDem) changed from 17 to 16 votes; vote for candidate No. 5 from the People’s Conscience Party (Hanura) changed from 3 to 5 votes; lastly, vote for candidate No. 5 from the Democratic Party changed from 18 to 17 votes. Since the PKB witness was not present, the C-Form Copy Results belonging to PKB have not been corrected. "The PKB witness was not present, so the C-Form Copy Results of PKB have not been corrected," she said.

Marini also explained that there were no objections from party witnesses, and the Petitioner's witness was present and signed as well. "After the recapitulation was closed, there were no objections from party witnesses, and the PKB witness was present and signed," she said.

Then, Fitra, another KPU witness who was a member of the PPK of Konifaro Subdistrict, explained the issues regarding TPS 05 in Uimanje Village. A PDIP witness raised objections regarding 48 invalid ballots, which required further scrutiny. After careful examination, 40 valid ballots and 8 invalid ballots were found. She explained that the 40 valid ballots were initially deemed invalid by the PPS officials because those marked for both candidates and parties, which is actually valid. The 8 invalid ballots were due to double voting for two parties. After scrutiny, all witnesses and the Election Supervisory Committee (Panwas) agreed and signed the D-Form Results. "After careful examination, all witnesses and the Panwas agreed, and witnesses signed the  D-Form Results," he stated.

Next, Soleman, a KPU witness, explained the objections raised by PKB during the regency-level recapitulation. He had inquired whether the objections had been followed-up and corrected at the subdistrict level. After discovering that those had been corrected, no further corrections were made at the regency level. "I asked, and there were no objections or recommendations from the Elections Supervisory Body (Bawaslu), so there was no need for corrections at the regency level," he said.

Previously, the Petitioner argued that there was a discrepancy of votes between the Petitioner and the PDIP based on the Petitioner's and the Respondent's versions. According to the Petitioner, its votes should be 2,190, but the Respondent determined it to be 2,181. Meanwhile, the Petitioner claimed that PDIP should have obtained 2,189 votes, but the Respondent determined it to be 2,190 votes.

In its petition, the Petitioner requested the Court to cancel KPU Decree No. 360 of 2024 on the election vote results. In addition, the Petitioner also requested the Court to determine the correct vote acquisition results according to the Petitioner.(*)

Author  : Adam Ilyas
Editor   : Lulu Anjarsari P.

PR : Tiara Agustina
Translator     : Intana Selvira Fauzi/Fuad Subhan

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