The former Prime Minister of Peru Guido Bellido has assured this Friday that former President Pedro Castillo “does not remember” having delivered the speech in which he dissolved Parliament and decreed an emergency government, which on Wednesday led to his arrest.
The one who was the first head of Government of Castillo has given rise to a kind of conspiracy theory, since he considers that the security cameras of the Government Palace should be studied to see what happened to the president in his last hours in office .
“The president does not remember. He has told me in his own words. The president says: ‘I do not remember that I have read (the message to the Nation where the closure of Congress was arranged)'”, Bellido stated before the media, according to the radio station RPP.
For the former prime minister, the motion of no confidence that Castillo was going to face was not going to gather the necessary support. However, Castillo “ended up giving the arguments” by dissolving Parliament in what he has defined as an “unexpected turn.” “It’s weird,” he said.
Bellido, therefore, has stressed that Castillo’s reading of this decree is justified by the fact that the president “was not well”, thus implicitly sowing doubt about a possible boycott of the former president.
“We need the freedom of Professor Pedro Castillo. We are going to demand that the president, freed, tell his truth to the country,” the former Prime Minister Bellido has settled.
Former President Castillo announced on Wednesday the dissolution of Parliament and established an emergency government. However, this decision did not receive support and the president ended up dismissed by the Congress of the Republic and detained by the Prosecutor’s Office.