He assured that there are “indications” that the former president “was forced to read the message” announcing the closure of Congress. “He was not within his powers, which suggests that he could have been induced,” said Guido Bellido, the first of Castillo’s five prime ministers.
Former Prime Minister of Peru, Guido Bellidospeculated this Thursday about the “psychological state” of former President Pedro Castillo at the time of reading the message on Wednesday announcing the dissolution of Congress and asked that “a toxicological test” be carried out on him because he could “have been induced.”
“The psychological state of Pedro Castillo when reading the message to the nation evidence that was not within his faculties, this leads to the presumption that he could have been inducedA toxicological test is urgently needed,” said Bellido, referring to the alleged use of a drug.
“Those of us who elected Pedro Castillo as president of the republic demanded the head of the person who wrote the presidential message, knowing that Congress could not be dissolved outside the law. The mastermind must respond to the people, ”the ex-authority demanded on his Twitter profile.
The psychological state of P. Castillo when reading the message to the nation is evidence that he was not within his powers, this leads to the presumption that he could have been induced, a toxicological test is urgent and the Public Ministry must access the security cameras of palace
— Guido Bellido Ugarte (@GuidoBellidoU) December 8, 2022
Bellido, the first of the five prime ministers that Castillo had, assured that there are “indications” that the former president “he was forced to read the message” in which he announced the closure of Congress. “Whoever wrote the text did so in order to provide an argument for the vacancy,” he speculated.
Bellido insisted on this theory in the Peruvian media, from where he has accused “the president’s advisers” of having “made his bed”, although he has clarified that although he does not seek to “victimize” him, he does not “bury” him either.
“It is a very unfortunate fact, it has been a really disastrous decision, to choose to want to close the Congress of the republic,” he told the RPP radio station.
In this sense, Bellido demanded that the alleged “artificers” of the fall of Castillo be located. A theory held in Peru could involve former Prime Minister Aníbal Torres and his successor, Betssy Chávez, who were with the former president during his arrest.
The one who has directly targeted former Prime Minister Torres is the general secretary of Peru Libre, Vladimir Cerrón, who assured that he “separated” Castillo from the party, “taking away his main political base” and promoting “dissidence” among the congressmen of the formation .
“Aníbal Torres was the de facto president,” he wrote on Twitter. Cerrón accused the former prime minister of having “fractionated” the Peruvian bench and of “disregarding” his program. “He led him to ‘dissolve’ Congress and prepared a coup speech like a good ‘fuji’”, he said in reference to the Fujimori.