Duque claims that Duque Petro of taking advantage of his position to fight the army. He suggests that Petro should step down

The president was to end his participation in Asofundos discussing pensions. However, he instead addressed politics following a surprise interruption by a congressman elected to the House.

President Ivan duque’s closing speech at Asofondos Congress Cartagena was not the one he had planned. Instead of discussing gustavo petro , Duque decided to discuss politics and how. Gustavo Petro ‘s decision to use his seat to attack and critique the military was something that he condemned.

When Duvalier Sanchez was the Valle del Cauca representative elected by the Green Alliance party to the Chamber, interrupted him to ask what he was up to following the trills of General Eduardo Zapateiro’s statements against presidential candidate Gustavo Petro, he had just started the greetings.

“Article 219 of the Constitution specifically prohibits the military forces from being involved in political situations, taking sides or participating in the debate on democracy that is in place. The nation is in shock. It’s a critical moment in the history of what General Zapateiro done,” Sanchez said as Sanchez held up his phone and streamed all the events via his Facebook page.

The president responded to the commotion with a firm defense of Zapateiro. gustavo petro stated that anyone who had allegations against members of public forces should be tried.

Petro’s double status today, as a congressman/head of the opposition as well as as a presidential candidate, was criticised by President Duque.

“Who is accusing ?” Are they a senator or presidential candidate? The president said that I had resigned as a Member of Congress after winning the popular poll. gustavo petro was in order to be able, as a candidate to freely express my opinion and not use a double helmet to attack the institution and then present myself as a victim. This is not democracy.”

Sanchez tried to follow the debate, but the president prevented him and demanded that Sanchez abide by the rules of the gathering.

What happened when Petro and Zapateiro do battle?

On of April, Petro published this message on his social media networks. “While the soldiers suffer at the hands of Gulf Clan terrorists, some generals work for the clan.” The corruption of the clan’s leadership is evident when it is those who traffic in drugs eventually become generals.” the presidential candidate wrote.

This Friday , Zapateiro replied in the exact same way.