IKPOBA-OKHA – The former Executive Chairman of Orhionmwon Local Government Council and a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Hon. Saturday Idehen Uwulekhue, has advocated stringent measures to tackle the high level of corruption in the country.
Hon. Uwulekhue gave the charge yesterday, at his office in Benin City, while briefing newsmen on the challenges the country had experienced in the out gone year 2014 and his expectations in 2015.
He stressed that corruption had become a canker worm eaten deeply into the blood streams of the society which had negative impact on the country in the past few years.
The former Aspirant to the Orhionmwon/Uhunmwode Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives on the platform of PDP, noted that corruption had set Nigeria backward to the dooms days of the military and that some powerful cabal had institutionalized corruption to become inheritance at both public and private sectors of the economy.
Lamenting the slow pace of contracting corruption by the Federal Government, he posited that unless strict measures are put in place in the year 2015, Nigeria’s reputation in the Western Communities would have gone into oblivion.
The Orhionmwon born politician said that corruption was like a witchcraft, noting that it deserves collective responsibility to tackle it in order  to achieve success.
He pointed out that the 2015 general elections would determine whether the country would be in the part of democratic progress or it would further subject the good people to abject poverty.
He opined that year 2015 would be a progressive year for Nigerians if corruption was sincerely fought and therefore urged Nigerians to vote wisely to achieve the feat.
He wished all Nigerians and APC members across the country a prosperous year 2015, just as he cautioned electorates, especially the youths across the country against being used as political thugs.
He advised them to remain steadfast and focused toward positive change in governance that would better the life of the people,