The immediate past Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has said he has what it takes to be Nigeria’s next President.

Speaking during an appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme on Sunday, Saraki said he knows how to reach out to the various ethnic groups in the country.

“I believe I have what it takes to lead Nigeria. I am not someone who shies away from taking up challenges. I’m not someone who does not know the issues or someone who does not have the energy and vibrancy to address those issues.

“More importantly, I am someone that can reach out across the political divide, based on my antecedents. I am someone who can reach out across the ethnicity divide and across the religious divide,” Saraki said.

Continuing, Saraki, a former governor of Kwara State, said he’s waiting for the Peoples Democratic Party to zone its presidential ticket before he officially declares his presidential ambition.

Saraki said, “We’ll have a NEC (PDP) meeting on Tuesday. Hopefully, the guidelines will come out which will tell us definitely where the whistle would be blown.

“Short of anything that stops an individual, I will definitely be announcing sometime before the end of the month, my intention to vie for president. At the moment, we are just doing consultation. Formal declaration will come in due course.”