The Presidency, on Monday, April 2, 2018, made it clear that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration would not join issues with former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his latest comments
Obasanjo while addressing a group of youths who visited him at his country home in Abeokuta, described the Buhari administration as a failure.
He also asked the All Progressives Congress, APC, led government to stop complaining about the challenges it met on the ground.
“What we have now is a failure. Never you reinforce failure, let failure be failure… Those of you who are in business, your business could have been better today if we have a competent and effective and performing government,” he had said.
However, Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, who responded to Obasanjo’s comments in a telephone interview on Channels Television on Monday, said the assessment was not new.
“Already, the statement issued few months ago by Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, in response to the earlier criticism made against the government by Obasanjo had adequately addressed the issues raised,” Adesina said.
He maintained that Buhari’s government would keep making reference to the failures of the past administration, with a view to guarding against such mistakes in future.