Obasanjo said this at a Global Peace Foundation and Vision Africa retreat on inclusive security in Abuja.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called on Nigerians not to expect anything new from President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to him, Buhari has given his best and expecting anything new will be like flogging a dead goat.
He made his disclosure at a Global Peace Foundation and Vision Africa retreat on inclusive security in Abuja.
Obasanjo said: “The truth is this: President Buhari has done his best. 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.
“But 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.”
Obasanjo also stated that military intervention alone would not be sufficient to put an end to the country’s conflict.
To address the security concerns, he believes a carrot-and-stick method should be adopted.
“People talk of political will, but I talk of political action. Political will is not enough. It must be matched by political action.
“The problem of insurgency will not go away, if all we are using is the ‘stick’ (military action). We may suppress it, and keep it down a bit, but we have to use ‘carrot and stick’ together to effectively tackle the problems,” Obasanjo said.