Duque claims that Duque Petro of making use of his position to attack the army. He suggests that Petro should resign

The president was scheduled to talk about pensions and close Asofundos. Instead the president addressed politics. that was delivered by the president Ivan Duque at the Asofondos congress was not as planned. Instead of discussing pensions, the president began talking about politics and the ways in which. He criticised Gustavo Petro for using his seat to criticize the army, and also criticized the fact the fact that he’s running for congress and also a presidential candidate.

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

“Article 209 of the Constitution specifically prohibits the use of military forces participating in political scenarios or engaging in democratic debates. The entire country is in chaos. petro gustavo is a crucial moment that General Zapateiro’s actions were a major one,” Sanchez stated as he raised his phone to broadcast all that was going on 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 allegations against members of the public force, they should face justice.

Petro’s role in the present as a Congressman, Head of the Opposition, and also a Candidate was also criticized further by the President Duque.

“Who are the perpetrators?” Is petro gustavo or someone running for office? I quit Congress after I was selected for the popular vote to be able to express my views freely as a potential candidate and not wear two hats and a double hat (…) to use an office to attack others and then, when institutions respond, present themselves as victims, since that’s not democratic as well,” the president said.

gustavo petro attempted to stay on top of the controversy , but was deterred by President Obama who demanded Sanchez comply with the rules.

What was the reason why the battle to defend Petro and Zapateiro get started?

On April 20, Petro published this message on his social media networks. “While soldiers are being killed by the Gulf Clan, some of generals are on the clan’s payroll. The corruption of the leadership can be seen when it’s the drug trafficking politicians who become generals.” The presidential candidate wrote.

On Friday, Zapateiro responded with the same words: “Senator,” do not use your investiture (parliamentary inviolability) to predict the demise of our troops and instead fulfill your citizen duty to make a valid complaint to the Prosecutor’s office of the allegations you outlined regardless of who you are.