Green Party candidate Enrique Peñalosa recently hired J.J. Rendon as his campaign strategist. The controversial announcement resulted in the retirement of two senior advisers from his political campaign.
Analyst and consultant Hector Riveros announced his decision to quit Monday due to his conviction that associating the campaign with a person as polemic as Rendon would be inconvenient and negative.
According to the report by Caracol, another advisor to the campaign, Diego Laserna, has also pulled out in response to the hiring of the infamous Venezuelan publicist.
Peñalosa has said that he had no intention of offending anyone with the hiring of Rendon and that there will be no dirty war from his camp.
Rendon previously worked as a campaign strategist for Juan Manuel Santos and was accused of conducting a “dirty war” to discredit his opponents.