President Jokowi attends wedding of ex-drivers daughter

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) attended the wedding of his ex-drivers daughter, held in a narrow lane in the Lenteng Agung village of Jakarta.

Deputy of Protocol, Press, and Media of Presidential Secretariat, Bey Machmudin, said on Friday that Jokowi and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo attended the wedding of the daughter of Bejo Santoso, Novie Ayu Anggraini, and Adrian Anandika Manurung, held in Kancil Alleyway of Jalan Lenteng Agung at 1 p.m.

Several public figures, such as Head of Village of Lenteng, Agung Setia, Chairman of Community Association, Salam Hamzah, and several relatives of the bride and groom attended the ceremony.

Bejo Santoso expressed appreciation for Jokowis visit. "Everybody is so happy, especially the residents of Lenteng Agung," Santoso said. He worked for Jokowi as driver for two months, while he was serving as the Governor of Jakarta.

"Jokowi still remembers me. He is a very good man. He never gets angry," Santoso added.

Meanwhile, Anggraini and Manurung also appreciated Presidents visit to their wedding.

"We are so happy. He came to our wedding. I hope Pak Jokowi and Ibu Iriana will always be healthful and trustful in leading the state," Anggraini said.

Manurung said he was surprised that the President had come to his wedding. He added that the President prayed he and Anggraini have a lasting family and offsprings.

"We thank the President for attending our wedding," Manurung said.

Source: ANTARA News

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