Somalian leaders have converned a 3 day urgent meeting with federal state leaders in a bid to break an election deadlock and avoid a constitutional crisis.

On Wednesday, Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohammed summoned the federal state leaders for talks concerning presidential mandate, popularly known as Farmajo, a mandate which expires on February 8.

The urgent meeting comes as a matter of fact that the president is elected by the country’s lawmakers however, Somalia has failed to hold the necessary ballot to choose new lawmakers so no new president can be elected.

Somalia has been marked by over two decades of political instability following the removal of President Siad Barre in a 1991 coup.