The embattled president of HirShabelle state of Somalia, Mohamed Abdi Waare has been asked to immediately announce his resignation for failing to fulfil his responsibilities.

Leading traditional elders in Hiran region in central Somalia called on President Waare to leave office after making vicious criticism against Somali Federal government this week.

The call comes amid a standoff between the Somali central government and the Federal Member States, whose leaders have recently announced they have suspended relations in Villa Somalia.

The regional presidents who held a meeting in Kismayo between 4th-8th September issued a joint communique accusing the Federal government of failing in security and war on Al-Shabaab.

After their decision, Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo called for a meeting in Mogadishu on 17th and 18th of this month, to discuss the current situation in the country.