New controversy erupted this week over the vice president’s tour of France Marquez through Africa after it was revealed that his entourage of more than 50 people would be accompanying him, his soul mate, Yerni Pinillo.
Senator María Fernanda Cabal (Democratic Center) was one of the first voices to question Pinillo’s presence on the official visit.
,In what capacity or in what capacity did Yerni Pinillo Okoro go to Africa in a procession that visited three countries and cost more than $1.800 million pesos? Is it true that Mr. Pinillo is a passionate partner of Francia Marquez?”, said the Congresswoman.
Criticism and questions about Pinillo’s presence on the trip fell like a waterfall on social networks, while this man He has no experience in diplomacy nor has he held any position as a state official.
All that is known about Pinillo and his professional experience is that Marquez was chosen as Petro’s second-in-command until the presidential campaign. I worked as a messenger in a food company in Cali However, she quit her job to join the campaign, and since her election, she has devoted herself to supporting her work as vice president.
Facing a wave of criticism, President Petro came to the defense of Márquez and his partner this Friday afternoon in a speech on the National Development Plan. According to him, since The Vice President has always traveled with his colleagues without being criticized,
“In all the presidential visits, since I was a child, The President who is a man goes with his wife, and now a woman cannot go with her husband. To what extent have they gone,” the President said.
Similarly, the vice president’s followers remind his critics that in the case of former president evan duke It was his brother who often accompanied him on his travels without holding any diplomatic post.