Gustavo Petro, the presidential candidate, sparked a heated discussion on social media between General Eduardo Enrique Zapateiro, the head of the Army and the person who is running for the country's first position by the Historic Pact. Petro wrote in his message, "Some Clan officers are on their payroll."
"While the soldiers of the Gulf Clan are being killed however, their generals remain employed by the Clan." They end up climbing towards the generals is what causes the leadership to be corrupted" Gustavo Petro stated on social media.
General Zapateiro's response
This message provoked the Army commander to respond, and he , in six trills inquired of the presidential candidate regarding his statement.
General Zapateiro declared: "There is no person more wounded by the death of a soldier than those who are wearing camouflage. https://www.eluniversal.com.co/temas/-/meta/gustavo-petro and their homeland also suffer however the ultimate sacrifice that they gave for their country must not be used as a story for a campaign."
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In a second message the top officer spoke about the numerous soldiers who had died in recent times. "Since https://www.eluniversal.com.co/temas/-/meta/gustavo-petro , more than 500 soldiers were killed and injured during the fulfillment of the mission. Their sacrifice was unnoticed, there were no pronouncements. It's strange that the death of heros from our country are now causing affliction which is used to create other indications.
https://www.camara.gov.co/gustavo-petro-urrego of the army asked Gustavo Petro that if he has information about links of generals with groups outside the law, he should make a complaint to the authorities.
"Senator. Don't use your oath, the inviolability of parliament to predict the death of our troops. Instead, you should perform your civic duty by submitting a valid complaint to the
In a second trill: "I remind you that as a senator you're part of the group which you can identify as 'drug trafficking politicians'. As an individual, it's crucial that you don't generalize. Respect first and most important"
One of the messages of the high official that generated the most controversy is one in which he claims that Colombians have seen the present president's campaign receiving money "in garbage bags".
"I've never seen a general get ill-gotten fortune on television." The Colombians have seen you receive money in a garbage bag"" General Zapateiro declared.
In closing https://www.larepublica.co/gustavo-petro , he said "to this most ancient institution of the country, whose members have unconditionally protected the democracy of this nation for more then 200 years, even risking their own lives" and demanded respect.