“By next year, those who are currently occupying the Anambra state Government House, will just run away, and APC will take over”, Ngige stated.
Ngige was speaking at a forum of the leadership of the APC in Anambra State, where he addressed them on the plans of the Buhari led administration.
He stated that the election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 saved Nigeria from total destruction.
He said the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) under former President Goodluck Jonathan would have destroyed the country through its corrupt tendencies, as so far been seen, which would have impoverished the greater majority of Nigerians.
The minister who was speaking in a meeting with leaders of his party, the All Progressive Congress(APC) from the 327 wards that make up Anambra State said that Nigerians are lucky to have a man like Buhari at this time.
He said the Buhari government inherited an alarming debt burden running in trillions of naira, and that those who blamed the Buhari government for the hardship in the country did not have proper information.
He said if the PDP had continued in power after the 2015 election, most Nigerians would have become paupers by now.
“What we saw when we came in was horrible- total decay and destruction. The PDP was out to kill this country. We thank God for the intervention in the 2015 general election.
“In the Ministry of Works alone, we inherited a debt of N400 billion. In the power sector over N200 billion was inherited, and so on and so forth.
“The Dasukigate you hear about was a loan of trillions of naira they collected and shared among themselves. The corruption was terrible and massive.” Ngige said.
The minister who entertained questions from the the APC faithful in the meeting -ranging from high cost of kerosene, poor power supply and general hardship in the country, said the Buhari government had lined up palliatives to mitigate the harshness of the situation.
He said the incentives would come in forms of empowerment, including jobs, skill acquisition, party patronages, good governance and so on.
He assured that the prices of most commodities would come down before long.
He said the contracts for the 2nd Niger Bridge as well as that of Onitsha/Enugu Expressway had been perfected, assuring that by next year the people of the south east would have cause to salute the APC government of Buhari.
He enjoined the APC members to persevere in their followership , stressing that loyalty was virtuous.
“Some people are complaining that President Buhari is favouring certain people , without knowing that such people have been loyal to the president since 2003. Loyalty pays”, the minister stated.