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6 Oct 2017

PRESIDENT FORCED TO TREK TO ATTEND EVENT


The Indonesian President Joko Widodo was forced to step out of his exotic car and walk more than 2 kilometers to attend a very crucial state function which happens to be  the country military parade after his car got and that of his entourage got stuck in a gridlock worst than Nigerians experience daily in Lagos.

According to a source at the presidential palace ''Widodo and senior government officials were held up by gridlock as they approached the military parade in Cilegon, a port city about two and a half hours drive from the capital Jakarta'', the presidential palace said.

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After a 30-minute wait, the president then decided from inside the car that he would walk," Widodo's guard Ili Dasili said in a statement.
 ''The country National police chief Tito Karnavian, who was also stuck in the jam, joined the president.''
The long trek avail him the privileged  of first hand experience of what the people face on daily basis ,the president was also seen exchanging pleasantries with road users. 

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