Uganda's General Mustafa Adrisi, the former deputy to the toppled dictator Idi Amin, still believes he is Ugandan vice-president and Amin its leader.
AERIAL VIEWS OF Yei township in Sudan from helicopter. (2 SHOTS)
AV OF Huts and Ugandan vehicles parked in open area.
SV & GV PAN Ugandan bus, trucks, vans and ambulance. (2 SHOTS)
GV & SV Mustapha Adrisi on crutches posing with his three wives and children. (2 SHOTS)
SCU Adrisi being interviewed.
REPORTER: "General Adrisi, do you still regard yourself as vice-president of Uganda?"
REPORTER: "Do you still regard Idi Amin as president of Uganda?"
ADRISI: "(replies in Swahili)."
REPORTER: "Thank you very much, General Adrisi."
General Adrisi told reporters he thought Amin was still president because nobody had arrested him. He said he had no idea where `His Excellency, the President' was, because he had no telephone and contact.
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Background: Uganda's General Mustafa Adrisi, the former deputy to the toppled dictator Idi Amin, still believes he is Ugandan vice-president and Amin its leader. He made these statements on Monday (4 June) at a news conference in the Sudanese township of Yei where he is living in exile. General Adrisi is one of at least a dozen Ugandan Cabinet Ministers and senior Army officers now living in southern Sudan towns and villages near the border with Zaire.
SYNOPSIS: Yei is some forty-six miles (73.6 kilometres) from the Ugandan border. The refugees have been welcomed into all homes in this area, including that of general Joseph Lagu, President of the autonomous southern region in the Sudan.
General Lagu has estimated that three entire Ugandan tribes -- the Kakwa, Mahdi and Nubians -- and most of another, the Lugbara, had fled for their lives. he believed there were up to one hundred thousand Ugandan refugees living in this area of the Sudan.
General Adrisi is living in the comfortable District Commissioner's house at Yei with his three wives and thirty-six children. He does not believe that Amin can succeed in any guerrilla war against the new government forces in Uganda. He said his injured leg, shattered in a car crash fourteen months ago, would prevent his jointing any comeback bid. He told reporters of his own and Amin's status.