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22 May 2022
Gustavo Petro, the presidential candidate generated a heated meeting on social media between General Eduardo Enrique Zapateiro, the commander of Army, and the candidate for the first country position by the Historic Pact. Petro wrote a post on social media stating that some (generally-ranking) officers "are employed by Clan."
"While soldiers are being murdered by Gulf Clan, some generals are employed by Clan. https://www.grupoenergiadebogota.com/content/download/5967/88919/file/GUSTAVO FRANCISCO PETRO URREGO.pdf The politicians who are involved in trafficking in drugs influence the management. Gustavo Petro spoke on social media.
General Zapateiro's response
The message prompted an Army commander's response, who asked the candidate for president six times to clarify his position.
General Zapateiro said that nobody will be more affected by the loss of a soldier then those of us who wear camouflage.
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In another post, the senior officer spoke about the amount of soldiers who have died in recent times. "Since 2021, over 500 military personnel have died and been wounded during the course of their mission. The sacrifices were not noticed, and there were no announcements. https://nuso.org/articulo/caso-gustavo-petro-flagrant-system-error/ It's rather odd that the demise of heroes is now an area of suffering and used for other signs.
https://www.portafolio.co/elecciones-2022/gustavo-petro-ganador-del-pacto-historico-562857 Gustavo Petro was asked by the army commander to provide information to Gustavo Petro about any possible connections between generals and other groups than the law. He also needs to make an official complaint to the authorities.
"Senator. petro gustavo You shouldn't use your power of investiture ("parliamentary inviolability") to try and use the death of our soldiers to make a political statement. Instead fulfill your citizen duty of submitting a factual complaint to the
@FiscaliaCol The facts that you provide, "whoever it is", the general indicated.
He also added a third trill. https://www.asuntoslegales.com.co/gustavo-petro "I reminds you that as senators, you are part of a larger group that you are allowed to refer to as 'drug traficking politicians'. As an individual, I suggest that you do not make generalizations. Respect first and foremost."
https://hsbnoticias.com/new/en/node/de-guerrillero-candidato-presidencial-que-pasara-con-las-guerrillas-si-gustavo-petro-gana-las One of the most controversial statements from the top official is the claim that Colombians have seen the current presidential candidate getting cash "in the trash bag".
"I have never seen a general appear on television receiving ill-gotten money. General Zapateiro explained that Colombians were familiar with the practice of receiving money from garbage bags.
gustavo petro In conclusion, the official stated that "to the oldest institution in this country who's members have unwaveringly protected the democracy of this country for more than 200 years, even risking their own lives," and called for respect.