Quito – The presidential candidate Luisa Gonzalez filed a complaint on Monday in the Ecuadorian Prosecutor’s Office for an alleged plan to end his life – which was not carried out – of which he learned through a recent statement by a detainee in possession of weapons.
Without further details of the circumstances of the suspect’s detention or the alleged plans for the attack, the representative of the leftist Citizen Revolution party asked before a microphone at the doors of the Attorney General’s Office in Quito to be part of the judicial process to find out “Who is behind a possible attack on my life?”.
According to the complaint of Gonzalez, a candidate sponsored by former President Rafael Correa, A man who was arrested with weapons and who had a grenade in his possession confessed that he had to attack politics during a political rally, which is recorded in audio recordings in the possession of the Prosecutor’s Office that have not yet been made public.
The candidate assured that after learning such information she agreed to wear a bulletproof vest and accept the protection of members of the armed forces. She also requested the judicial appearance of the detainees “and that the reasons for the alleged attack be clarified” against him.
This complaint comes after On August 9, presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio was shot to death.when leaving a political rally in the north of the capital, which generated great commotion in Ecuadorian society.
Villavicencio was a politician who constantly made complaints against drug trafficking and corruption, especially in the Correa government, many of whose main officials are detained or fugitives, including the former president.
Around 13.4 million Ecuadorians must choose the future ruler of the country in the second round of the elections on October 15, in which Gonzalez will face Daniel Noboa, son of one of the richest men in the country, Alvaro Noboa, who tried reach the presidency of the country several times in the last decades.
The future ruler will be in power until May 2025, completing the presidential term of Guillermo Lasso, who in May dissolved the Assembly and shortened his own term in the midst of a power struggle and a political trial that sought his dismissal.