Duque claims Petro of using his job to attack the army . He proposes that he resign

While the president was scheduled to talk about pensions at Asofundos, he spoke instead about politics. This surprise interruption was brought on by an elected congressman.

President Ivan Duque’s closing speech at the Asofondos Congress in Cartagena did not start according to plan and instead of talking about pensions, he talked about politics and the ways in which. He criticised Gustavo Petro for using his seat to attack the army and criticized that he is both an elected congressman and a candidate.

Duvalier Sánchez, Valle del Cauca’s representative to the Chamber was interrupted by him to ask what he would do following the trills from General Eduardo Zapateiro, who had been defending Gustavo Petro’s statements.

“Article 229. The Constitution explicitly prohibits the participation militaries in political scenarios, taking sides or in the democratic dialogue that is in place. The entire nation is in chaos. Sanchez declared that it was a crucial moment for the actions of General Zapateiro. Sanchez held his phone to broadcast the events on Facebook.

The president reacted to the controversy by defending Zapateiro. He said anyone who had accusations against public force personnel should face trial.

Petro’s dual status as a congressman, as well as head of the opposition and a presidential candidate was attacked by President Duque.

“Who is who is making these accusations?” Are they a senator or presidential candidate? The president stated that I was resigning as a member of Congress following the successful consultation. gustavo petro was to be able, as a candidate to freely express my opinions and not put on a double helmet to criticize the institution, and then portray myself as a victim. That is not democracy.” tried to follow the debate however, the president stopped him and demanded that he respect the rules of the event.

What happened when Petro and Zapateiro fight?

Petro posted the following message through his social media channels on the 20th of April. “While the soldiers are being killed by the Gulf Clan, some of generals are on clan’s payroll. The leadership is corrupted because it is drug trafficking politicians who eventually rise to the rank of general,” the presidential candidate wrote. answered in the exact same manner.