The deputy to the National Assembly for the Falcon state, Gregorio “Goyo” Graterol, flatly rejected the illegal revocation of the parliamentary immunity of Juan Pablo Guanipa by the Madurist petty constitutional assembly, expressing that this act represents a new violation of Venezuelan democracy .
“The Maduro illegal constituent assembly again violates the Constitution, aims to silence the voice of the Venezuelan people by silencing the leadership that denounces, day by day, the acts of corruption and the systematic violation of the democratic process. Juan Pablo Guanipa is part of the leadership that has stood firm in the commitment to recover democracy and that has acted with coherence in order to put an end to this corrupt regime that starves the people”, said Gregorio “Goyo” Graterol.
The parliamentarian added that Maduro’s regime has tried to undermine the unity and coherence of the Democratic Alternative by persecuting its leaders, especially from Primero Justica, they have attacked our National Coordinator Julio Borges, our Secretary General Tomás Guanipa, our Deputies Juan Pablo Guanipa, José Guerra, unfairly kidnapped Juan Requesens and murdered our councilor Fernando Alban, not counting the persecution of our regional and parish leaders. They want to silence the voice of a people but they will not achieve it”, he said.
He said that despite the attacks on the entire leadership of the Democratic Alternative, the Venezuelan people know what they are facing. “Venezuelans are aware of the challenge that we have before us, we fight for freedom, democracy and a better future for our children and we won’t budge from this objective with a dialogue of the deaf and whose interlocutors many years ago stopped representing and listening to the voice of the citizens who are on the streets today demanding the end of this regime that has filled Venezuela with hunger and misery.”
He said that attacking Juan Pablo Guanipa, “is a test and a sample of the fear that Maduro’s regime has of him who is the true leader of the Zulia state. Maduro and his puppet in Zulia believe that in this way they will shut up the forceful Zulian people and again they are wrong. Juan Pablo Guanipa has won the heart of the Zulians thanks to his work in every corner of the state, in each municipality, in each parish and in each hamlet he has visited to listen and get know its problems, so with a lie they will not deceive the people who recognize him as their true governor”.