“Mister Ivan Cepeda has not clarified his ties to the FARC,” Uribe said in an interview on Bogota public television network Canal Capital.
Uribe’s allegations that Cepeda has ties to the FARC followed repeated allegations by Cepeda who has accused Uribe of having helped form right-wing paramilitary death squads in the 1990s and bringing a “criminal apparatus” to the presidential palace after being elected president in 2002.
The former president failed to clarify why Cepeda would have ties to the FARC, but reminded the audience that the country’s oldest and largest guerrilla group has a front named after Cepeda’s father, a communist senator who was murdered by two former state officials.
According to Uribe, Cepeda should “ask the FARC bloc to withdraw the name of his father.”
The representative and defender of victms of state violence has repeatedly rejected the FARC and the guerrilla group’s use of his father’s name.