Duque accuse Petro for using his position to fight the army. Duque proposes that Petro should quit. was supposed to discuss pensions and close Asofundos. Instead, the president spoke about politics.

President Ivan Duque’s closing address during the Asofondos Congress in Cartagena did not start like he had planned. Instead of discussing pensions, he talked about politics and how. Gustavo Petro was criticized for making use of his seat as a weapon against the army. He also complained the fact that he’s both an opponent and congressman.

He had barely begun with greetings when the member of the Chamber chosen by the Valle del Cauca of the Green Alliance party, Duvalier Sanchez interrupted him to ask him what he was planning to do after the trills of General Eduardo Zapateiro against the statements of the presidential candidate Gustavo Petro .

“Article 219″ prohibits military personnel from taking sides, engaging in democratic debates, or taking part in political discussions. The entire country is in disarray. It’s a critical moment what General Zapateiro did,” Sanchez said as he reached for his phone and broadcasted everything that was happening on his Facebook page.

The president came to Zapateiro’s defense in the midst of all the chaos and stated that if anybody has any complaints against public force members the person should be brought to justice.

Petro’s role in the present as a Congressman, Head of the Opposition, and also an aspiring presidential candidate was also attacked further by the President Duque.

“Who is accusing you?” or an individual candidate? The president stated that I had resigned as a member of Congress after winning the popular poll. The reason for this was that I wanted to allow me, as a candidate, to freely express my opinions and not wear a double helmet to criticize the institution and then present myself as an innocent victim. This is not democracy.”

Sanchez attempted to stay on top of the debate, but was stopped by President Obama who demanded Sanchez adhere to the rules.

What caused between Petro & Zapateiro to begin? posted the following message through his social media channels on April 20. “While petro gustavo are being killed by the Gulf Clan, some of the generals are on the clan’s payroll. “The corruption in the leadership comes when drug trafficking politicians end-up being promoted to generals,” said the presidential candidate.

The following Friday, Zapateiro replied in the same manner. ,” Zapateiro stated in the same tone: “Senator,” don’t make use of your power of investiture (parliamentary immunity) to attempt to politicize the deaths of our soldiers. Instead, you must take the responsibility of a citizen by filing a legitimate complaint to the Prosecutor of the allegations you have mentioned, regardless of who that is.”