Amuriat has been walking barefooted as a signature stunt, following events on his nomination day, when he was dragged to the nomination venue in Kyambogo after losing his shoes in a fracas with the police. He has since then, launched a nationwide crusade dubbed “barefoot revolution” in protest of the indignity meted against him.
Wilson Oyat Chagga, the FDC Parliamentary contestant for Gulu City West Division seat says their preparation to host Amuriat is within the laws of the country and any intimidations by the police won't stand on their way.
Ronald Regan Okumu, Aswa County Member of Parliament and Aol Betty Ocan, the incumbent Gulu District Woman MP are divided over the selection of Alice Rose Amono Abili and Rosemary Apiyo Padi as the party’s flag bearers.
Okumu explains that the party is striving to build in-house consensus and compromise among candidates seeking elective positions, by trimming the number of aspirants. By so doing, he says, the party will avoid wasting resources on primaries, while at the same time consolidating unity among its members.
Key among those who reunited included Christopher Acire, the former Gulu Municipality MP and Reagan Okumu, the Aswa County MP. The reunion is an attempt by party leaders safeguard against further degeneration following massive departure of it members.