Speaking at an event organised by the Global Peace Foundation and Vision Africa in Abuja on Monday, Obasanjo said if Nigerians are expecting anything more from Buhari, they are “whipping a dead horse”.
The former president said Nigerians should be concerned about making the country a better place after Buhari’s tenure.
“President Buhari has done his best,” he said.
“That is what he can do. If we are expecting anything more than what he has done or what he is doing, that means we’re whipping a dead horse and there is no need.
“Then, where do we go from here? We cannot fold our hands. I believe that is part of what we’re doing here and what we continue to be doing. How do we prepare for post-Buhari? Buhari has done his best. My prayer is that God will spare his life to see his term through.
“What should we do to make post-Buhari better than what we have now? That is our responsibility now, because it concerns all of us.”
The former president said political will should be matched with “political action” to tackle the country’s security challenges.
“The problem of insurgency will not go away, if all we are using is the stick,” Obasanjo said.
“We may suppress it, and keep it down a bit, but we have to use ‘carrot and stick’ together to effectively tackle the problems.”