“This can not continue as it comes,” said Londoño in his editorial of the program ‘La hora de la Truth’, in which demanded the use of force to lift the blockades that keep the country in a state of distress.
“The fundamental issue is the use of force to enforce the right,” he stated, and stressed that “Buenaventura port has to be unlocked by hook or by crook“.
Londoño, Álvaro Uribe’s Minister of the Interior between 2002 and 2004, made several criticisms of the head of state’s management during the national strike: “This is not done with visits, with greetings, with fists to friends and with smiles. No: this is done with the seriousness that the country demands“, He emphasized, before issuing the first warning.
“Mr. President, if you do not have enough courage, if you are not able to dispose of the legitimate force of the State to unblock the Port of Buenaventura (…), you have no choice but to resign”
“The president has the answer,” he continued. “Either enforce the law, or enforce the right, or you have no choice but to do the country the favor of a waiver“.
Londoño, one of the most radical voices of Uribe, continued to be tough on Duque, and assured that, if the situation continues, “the president has to acknowledge his incompetence and step aside from national life”.
“This is the time for big decisions,” he added, slightly lowering his tone, but then insisted for the third time:
“If there is no president who can comply with what the Constitution mandates, let him step aside and allow the vice president to take office. There is no other alternative, there is no other solution ”, he concluded.
This was the former minister’s editorial: