The presidency has said that it will not join issues with former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his assessment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

Obasanjo had tagged Buhari’s administration a failed regime when he received a group of youths in his country home, Abeokuta, Ogun State on Monday.

Obasanjo said, “What we have now is 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.’’

However, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, who responded to Obasanjo’s comments in a telephone interview  said the assessment was not new.