Duque complains to Petro of using his job to attack and decimate the army. Duque suggests that Petro resign.

gustavo petro was supposed to close his participation in Asofundos discussing pensions, but he did so talking about politics, due to a surprise interruption from an elected congressman.

President Ivan duque’s closing remarks at the Asofondos congress, Cartagena, did not take place as planned. Instead, he started to discuss politics and how. Gustavo Petro was criticised for using his chair to attack the army, and he was also critical of the fact that he is also a presidential candidate as well as a congressman.

When Duvalier Sanchez, the Valle del Cauca representative chosen by the Green Alliance party to the Chamber, interrupted his speech to inquire about what he was up to following the sound of General Eduardo Zappeiro’s comments against presidential candidate Gustavo Petro, he had just begun greeting the people.

gustavo petro of the Constitution specifically prohibits the use of military forces from taking part in political debates or taking sides in democratic debates. The nation is furious. It’s a critical moment in the history of what General Zapateiro done,” Sanchez said as Sanchez was holding his phone and broadcast everything that was happening through his Facebook account.

https://www.onfeetnation.com/profiles/blogs/hard-cross-between-gustavo-petro-und-general-zapateiro-8 responded to the chaos by the president defended Zapateiro. https://www.cookprocessor.com/members/gustavo-petrowyay374/activity/1573716/ stated anyone who makes allegations against the members of the public force should be prosecuted.

Petro’s dual role as a Congressman, Head of the Opposition and an aspiring presidential candidate was also attacked further by President Duque.

“Who are the accusers?” Are they senators or a candidate? “I have resigned from Congress to be able express my opinion freely and as a candidate and not use the double hat (…) to gain a seat to attack or criticize the institutions, and when they respond, present myself as the one who is being attacked. This isn’t democracy neither,” the president stated.

Sanchez tried to follow the controversy however, the president stopped him and demanded that he respect the rules of the occasion.

How did the fight to defend Petro and Zapateiro get started?

On April 20, Petro published this message via his networks. “While petro gustavo die at the hands of Gulf Clan terrorists, some generals work for the clan.” “The corruption in the leadership comes when politicians who traffic in drugs end up being promoted to generals,” said the presidential candidate.

The Friday’s response was exactly the same “Senator,” he said, “Do not use your investiture [parliamentary inviolability] to make our deaths more political, rather, fulfill your civic duty of complaining to the Prosecutor’s office of the details in the report, wherever and whenever you are.”