José Luis Gavidia appoints former Secretary General of Pedro Castillo as Defense Advisor

José Luis Gavidia appoints former Secretary General of Pedro Castillo as Defense Advisor

The resigning defense minister signed a resolution to appoint Pedro Castillo's former secretary general six days after his resignation.

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José Luis Gavidia appoints former secretary-general of Pedro Castillo as Defense Advisor

José Luis Gavidia submitted his "irrevocable resignation" last August 17. (Photo: Presidency archive)

José Luis Gavidia, who presented his letter of resignation from the position of Minister of Defense six days ago, continues to sign resolutions to appoint trusted officials in his sector, while the Government has not confirmed his departure from the position and his eventual replacement.

Ministerial resolution 0816-2022-DE, published in the legal regulations bulletin of El Peruano on August 23, contains the appointment of Jorge Ricardo Alva Coronado in the position of advisor III of the Ministerial Office in the Ministry of Defense.

It should be remembered that Alva Coronado was Secretary General of the Presidential Office of Pedro Castillo from March 15 to August 5, this year, when he submitted his letter of resignation.

José; Luis Gavidia appoints Pedro Castillo's former Secretary General as Defense Advisor

José Luis Gavidia signs a new appointment.

The Defense resolution details that the appointment has the approval of the General Secretariat, the General Directorate of Human Resources and the Ministry's General Office of Legal Counsel .

José Luis Gavidia submitted his irrevocable resignation from the position of Minister of Defense to Pedro Castillo on August 17.

“I will continue to serve the country from the trench that touches me”, said the outgoing official, who has been implicated in two tax investigations for alleged irregularities in an official trip accompanied by relatives and for the hiring of his daughter in the State when he was already a minister.