Duque complains to Petro that he uses his job to attack and destroy the army. Duque suggests that Petro resign.

The president was supposed to discuss pensions at Asofundos but he instead spoke about politics. The surprise interruption was made by a elected congressman.

petro gustavo closing remarks to the Asofondos congress of Cartagena were not in line with the program. Instead, spoke about politics and how. Gustavo Petro ‘s use of his seat to attack and critique the army was something he criticized.

Duvalier Sánchez, Valle del Cauca’s representative to the Chamber intervened to interrupt him to inquire what he planned to follow up on the comments of General Eduardo Zapateiro, who had been trying to defend Gustavo Petro’s claims.

“Article 229. The Constitution expressly prohibits participation militaries in political situations, or taking sides in the democratic dialogue that is in place. The nation is in shock. It’s a crucial moment for the way General Zapateiro acted,” Sanchez said as the phone was held up and broadcast everything that was happening on his Facebook account.

The president responded to the protest with a strong defense of Zapateiro. stated that anyone who had allegations against members of the public force personnel must be brought to trial. as a congressman, as well as the head of opposition and candidate today was further attacked by President Duque.

“Who is who is making these accusations?” Are they senators or a presidential candidate? “I resigned my seat in Congress after winning an election-related consultation and was allowed to express myself freely as a candidate and not to use double hats and the double seat in order to attack then, in response to the institutions, present themselves to the victim, because that’s not democracy either,” the president stated.

Sanchez tried to stay on the right side of the controversy, however, the president intervened and demanded Sanchez follow the rules.

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

Petro shared this message on his social networks on April 20th, “While the soldiers die at the hands of Gulf Clan terrorists, some generals work for the clan.” The corruption within the leadership can be seen when it’s drug trafficking politicians that end up becoming generals.” The presidential candidate wrote.

This Friday , Zapateiro replied in the exact same manner.