Large sums of drug money appeared in the campaigns for the primaries held this weekend, Liberal Party congressman Hector Javier Osorio says.
Without specifying whose campaigns benefitted from the alleged mafia money, Osorio and two aspiring Representatives of the House say the dirty money was used to buy votes.
“We publicly condemn and repudiate the notorious fact, observed on Sunday September 27 when large sums of money were invested to buy the support of leaders and poor people in need who are an easy prey to corruption,” the politicians were quoted by newspaper La Nacion.
Colombians were able to vote for presidential candidates of the Liberal Party and Polo Democratico, the country’s two largest opposition parties. Rafael Pardo won the election for the liberals. Gustavo Petro won the elecion for the social democrats.
Osorio himself is curretly under investigation for alleged ties to paramilitary death squads.