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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 first country position by the Historic Pact. Petro said in his post that “some general” officers were on the payroll of the Clan.
“While the soldiers are being murdered by the Gulf Clan, some of generals are on the Gulf Clan’s payroll. They end up ascending to generals.” Gustavo Petro, a social network user, stated that the leaders of drug trafficking are corrupted.
General Zapateiro’s response
The message led to the response to the Army Commander and Commander of the Army, who in six trillions asked the presidential candidate questions.
petro gustavo General Zapateiro declared that “no person is more hurt than those who wear camouflage and their families and homeland themselves However, their greatest sacrifice to the country should never be used as a part of political campaigns to justify their actions.”
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Another message was sent by the top officer, which spoke of the recent deaths of soldiers. “Since 2021 over 500 soldiers were killed and injured during the fulfillment of the mission and their sacrifice was invisible, there were no declarations. Gustavo Petro It’s odd that the suffering and death of patriotic heroes is now used to generate other manifestations.
petro gustavo petro gustavo Gustavo Petro, the army commander, asked Gustavo Petro if he knew of any connections between generals or groups that are not legally regulated and advised him to file a complaint.
gustavo petro “Senator. Do not use your investiture, your inviolability as a parliamentarian to foretell the demise of our troops. Instead, you must perform your civic duty by submitting a substantiated grievance to the
Then he added another reminder: “I remind that senators are part of the same collective as politicians who traffic in drugs.” As a citizen, I suggest to not to generalize. First and foremost, respect”
One of the most controversial comments issued by high-ranking officials is the one in which the official claimed that Colombians witnessed their current president receiving money “ina garbage bag”.
“I have never seen a general on TV receiving money that was stolen. General Zapateiro claimed that Colombians have witnessed him receiving cash in a garbage bag.
In closing the statement, the official said that “to this oldest institution of this nation which has upheld the democratic values of this nation for over 200 years, sometimes even risking their own lives,” and called for respect.