Two former presidents of Uganda have been meeting in London following the formation of a Ugandan Popular Front last month, bringing together the country's main opposition groups.
1. GV/SV EXTERIOR Waldorf Hotel, London, U.K. 0.06
2. SCU Mr Binaisa, ex-President of Uganda, speaking 0.34
3. SCU Mr. Lule. ex-President of Uganda, and Mr. Binaisa speaking 1.32
4. SCU PULL BACK SV Binaisa and Lule shake hands. 1.41
SEQ. 2: BINAISA: "I think the victory is in the bag."
QUESTION; "When do you think this is likely to be the finish of this?"
BINAISA: "I think we. I don't give the, our enemies, more than six months."
QUESTION: "You mean to say Mr. Obote will be out within six months?"
BINAISA: "I think so, I think so. Because we are all united, for one purpose only, and that is to get a more democratic country, Uganda, to respect human rights, not to imprison people without trial for long periods, as is happening now. I think you have today in the papers today that the leader of the opposition, Semogerero, as saying that there have been more deaths in Uganda in the whole of last year than in the whole period since independence."
SEQ: 3: QUESTION (to Mr. Lule): "What do you think about this whole concern?"
LULE: "Well, I think it is a very welcome development towards the unity of all the groups which are opposing the dictatorial regime of the party. Because we have been fighting separately and this brings us together to face the same common enemy."
QUESTION: "Sir, if President Amin offered his services to your movement what would you say?"
LULE: Of course, we have nothing to do with President Amin at all.
QUESTION: (to Mr. Binaisa): "What would you say, sir?"
BINAISA: "Well, I don't hold a brief for Idi Amin at all."
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Background: LONDON, U.K.
Two former presidents of Uganda have been meeting in London following the formation of a Ugandan Popular Front last month, bringing together the country's main opposition groups. Professor Yusufu Lule, the first President of Uganda after the fall of Idi Amin, and the man who succeeded him, Godfrey Binaisa, have united in opposition to the Ugandan government of Milton Obote. The London meeting came as opposition groups within Uganda claimed that more innocent people had been killed in the country last year than at any time since independence, and they held the Obote government to blame. Mr. Binaisa and Mr. Lule were asked about the long term prospects of Mr. Obote's government:
Source: REUTERS - KEN HARDING