Duque claim Petro that he is using his position to attack and decimate the army. Duque suggests that Petro resign.

Although the president was to talk about pensions at Asofundos, he spoke instead about politics. was brought on by an elected congressman.

The speech that was delivered by President Ivan Duque at the Asofondos congress was not as planned. Instead of talking about pensions the president began talking about politics and the ways in which. Gustavo Petro ‘s use of his seat to criticize and attack the military was something that he was critical of.

He had not even started with greetings when the member of the Chamber elected by Valle del Cauca of the Green Alliance party, Duvalier Sanchez, interrupted him to ask him what he was going to do following the comments of General Eduardo Zapateiro against the statements of presidential candidate Gustavo Petro .

“Article 219. of the Constitution prohibits the military from being involved in any political scenario, taking sides, or engaging in any democratic debate that is currently taking place.” The entire country is in turmoil. This is a crucial time that General Zapateiro’s actions were a major one,” Sanchez stated as he shook his phone to broadcast all that was happening on his Facebook page.

The president responded forcefully to defend Zapateiro in the midst of the chaos and stated that anyone who has allegations against members of the public force the person should be brought to justice.

Petro’s dual status as a congressman/head the opposition, and also as a candidate, was denounced by President Duque.

“Who is accusing you?” Who is the senator? “I resigned from Congress in order to be able express my views freely and freely as a candidate and not use the double hat (…) for a seat to attack, then when the institutions respond, present myself as the victim. This isn’t democracy neither,” the president stated. attempted to follow the controversy, but Sanchez was stopped by the president who demanded that Sanchez observe the rules.

How did the battle between Petro, Zapateiro begin?

petro gustavo posted this message to his social media accounts on April 20th, “While the soldiers are killed by the Gulf Clan, some of generals are on clan’s payroll. The drug trafficking politicians are those who make it appear as if the clan’s leaders are deceived,” the presidential candidate wrote.

On gustavo petro , Zapateiro reacted in the same manner: “Senator,” do not make use of your investiture (parliamentary inviolability) to predict the end of our troops instead, you should perform your civic duty and submit a substantiated complaint at the Prosecutor’s Office about the facts you mentioned, regardless of who you are.