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

The president was scheduled to talk about pensions when the president decided to end his Asofundos participation. However, he chose to discuss politics instead, after being interrupted by a elected congressman.

petro gustavo delivered by President Ivan Duque at the Asofondos congress did not go as scheduled. Instead of discussing pensions, the president began talking about politics and the ways in which. Gustavo Petro was attacked for making use of the house to attack the troops. He was also unhappy about the dual role he has as a candidate and congressman.

Duvalier Sánchez, Valle del Cauca’s representative to the Chamber, interjected to interrupt him to inquire what he planned to do following the trills from General Eduardo Zapateiro, who had been defending Gustavo Petro ‘s statements.

“Article 219” of the Constitution expressly prohibits the military from taking part in political scenarios by taking sides or taking part in the democratic debate which is currently in existence. petro gustavo is in turmoil. This is a crucial moment, what General Zapateiro did,” Sanchez said as he held up his phone and broadcast everything that was happening on his Facebook account.

The president responded forcefully to defend Zapateiro’s position in the midst of the chaos and stated that if anybody has any allegations against members of the public force, they should face justice.

President Duque did not stop there and used the occasion to criticize Petro’s dual roles today as a congressman, head of the opposition and as a candidate.

“Who is making these accusations?” A senator or an individual candidate? “I resigned my position in Congress after winning an election-related consultation and was permitted to speak freely as a candidate and not wear a double hat and the double seat in order to attack them, then when institutions respond by presenting themselves as the victim, since this is not democracy,” the president stated.

Sanchez tried to get involved in the debate However, he was detained by the president who demanded that Sanchez follow the rules.

What caused the fight between Petro & Zapateiro to get started?

On April 20, Petro published this message on his networks. “While the soldiers are being executed by the Gulf Clan,” Petro wrote this message on his networks. “The management is corrupted because the drug trafficking politicians end up rising to generals,” wrote the presidential candidate.

This Friday Zapateiro replied in the same way: “Senator, do not make use of your investment (parliamentary inviolability) to try to politicize the deaths of our soldiers, rather fulfill your citizen duty of providing a substantiated report to the Prosecutor’s office of the facts you have mentioned, whoever you are.”