A tinkle from presidential candidate Gustavo Petro generated a tough interaction on social media between the candidate for the presidency of the country under the Historic Pact and the commander of the Army General Eduardo Enrique Zapateiro. In his message, Petro declared that a few (general) officers "are on the Clan's payroll."
"While the soldiers die at the at the hands of the Gulf Clan; some of the generals on the Clan payroll are also killed," Gustavo Petro stated. That https://www.larepublica.co/gustavo-petro end up ascending to the generals is what causes the leadership to be corrupted" Gustavo Petro stated on social media.
https://www.elheraldo.co/gustavo-petro provoked the response from the Army commander and commander, who in six trillions challenged the presidential candidate over his comments.
General Zapateiro declared that "no one is more hurt than those who don camouflage and their families and the country they live in However, their greatest sacrifice for their country should never be used as a part of political storylines for campaigns."
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In a different message, the senior official spoke out about recent soldier deaths. "Since petro gustavo than 500 military personnel were wounded or killed during the course of their mission. Their sacrifice was not recognized publicly, therefore there has been no announcements. https://www.camara.gov.co/gustavo-petro-urrego to note that the demise of heroes of the homeland now causes affliction, and it is used for other signs.
The army commander demanded Gustavo Petro that if he has information about links of generals to groups not under the law, to make a complaint to the authorities.
"Senator Do not make use of your power of investiture (parliamentary inviolability) to pretend to politicize the deaths of our soldiers, rather do your duty as a citizen by making a providing a valid complaint to the
@FiscaliaCol The facts that you refer to, "whoever it is", the general indicated.
He added another sentence: "I remind senators that they belong to the group that you dare call 'drug trafficking lawmakers'. I would like to encourage citizens to not make generalizations. Respect is the first thing and the most important"
The most controversial statement of the official in charge was that Colombians saw the current presidential candidate receive money "in garbage bags".
"I have not seen a general on TV receiving money that was stolen. The Colombians saw you get money in a bag," General Zapateiro stated.
The official ended by declaring that he would seek respect for the longest-running institution of the nation, whose members, both males and women, have steadfastly for the protection of democracy across the country for over 200 years, sometimes even risking their lives.