Former President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that he was once mocked by Nigerians.
According to him, Nigerians once laughed at him because he had no money while trying to become president.
Buhari, however, said God saved him through the Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs.
He spoke during an interview with the Nigeria Television Authority, NTA in Abuja.
Reminiscing on his failed attempt for the presidency: Buhari said: “I had no man to blame but myself, i made up my mind to continue trying, people laughed at me because here is a stupid poor man who wanted to relieve Nigeria but has no money to give us, but God saved me by sending technology, the Permanent Voters Cards.
“This was the attitude of some people, I feel patriotism in the profession I found myself in after leaving secondary school was fantastic. I try to be fair where I find myself
“I found myself struggling to gain support because Nigerians seem to be impressed more by material success rather than be honoured by the less privileged, we’re a fantastic initiative.”