Captured the mayor of Tarazá, Antioquia, Dawinson Gómez Tamayo.
After the capture of the mayor, a villager told the Antioqueno newspaper El Colombiano that they are in the midst of anxiety, because the newly installed mayor Dawinson Gómez Tamayo, who replaced his father who died by Covid, is not the only official who was captured.
“There is a lot of anxiety because several officials were captured. Once again there is political instability and the town is shocked, ”said the resident of Tarazá.
Similarly, Caracol Radio reported the capture of Lieutenant Daniel Ricardo Márquez Hernández, who was a police commander in Tarazá and who was currently serving as the commander of the Remedios police station in the Northeast of Antioquia.
The officer was captured at the Antioquia police command facilities by means of a judicial order that became effective for the crimes of conspiracy to commit a crime and bribery, allegedly committed when he was the commander of the Tarazá police station.
According to the Bogota media, among the detainees would be a former secretary of the local government, and at least five people captured. The operation was led by a special police group that arrived from the city of Bogotá and made all the arrests, with respect to alleged crimes of corruption.
In addition, it was learned that a lawsuit revolves around the mayor of Dawinson Gómez Tamayo, since article 95 of Law 136 of 1994, which specifies that ties by marriage or kinship with officials who have exercised political authority in a municipality during the 12 previous months are grounds for impediment to be a candidate or designated as mayor. That is to say, Dawinson was prevented from being the municipal president due to the filial relationship with his father.
And the opponent Héctor Giraldo Arango, who represented the Conservative and Radical Change parties, demanded his application before the National Electoral Council (CNE), considering that he was disqualified, due to his relationship with the deceased.
Dawinson Gómez Tamayo was elected mayor of Tarazá on July 25, in atypical elections that were called after the death by coronavirus of his father, Miguel Ángel Gómez, who was the mayor of the municipality.
Based on that rule, on July 16, 2021, the CNE revoked the registration of Dawinson’s candidacy. The applicant’s defense alleged at that time that the death of Miguel Gómez annulled that inability, and the CNE in second instance agreed with him, which allowed the heir to appear for the vote that he finally won.
In his defense, the president had said that the kinship was eliminated when his father died, an argument that did not penetrate either the National Electoral Council or the Administrative Court of Antioquia. The process was still in force and had the 26,964 inhabitants of Tarazá in suspense. Now, with the capture, the uncertainty about the reins of the people becomes more evident.
In the next few hours, the authorities will deliver details of this capture that would leave Tarazá again without a mayor.
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