Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has appointed Mr. Harris Potani to act as CEO of the elections body with immediate effect. Potani takes a vacant post following resignation of Sam Alfandika who joined United Nations as a Chief Elections Advisor. Through a press statement, MEC Chairperson Justice Dr. Chifundo Kachale said the appointment is with immediate effect. “The Malawi Electoral Commission is informing all stakeholders that it has appointed Mr. Harris Potani as Acting Chief Elections Officer with immediate effect,” reads the statement. According to Kachale, Potani who is MEC’s Deputy Chief Elections Officer (Operations) joined the electoral body 21 years ago as an Electoral Services Officer and has been rising through ranks. Potani : appointed acting MEC CEO The MEC Chairperson has meanwhile assured the general public that modalities to fill the vacant position are underway. “The Commission is inviting all stakeholders to render the necessary support to Mr. Potani as he leads the secretariat in the meantime as modalities to fill the position substantially are underway,” reads the statement. MEC’s former CEO Sam Alfandika resigned last month from the position as he went on to assume position of Chief Elections Advisor at United Nations (UN). Meanwhile, MEC is yet to announce dates for by elections in Nkhata Bay Central Constituency, Chikwembere Ward in Blantyre North and Lalanje Ward in Nsanje Lalanje which fell vacant recently. Sharing is Caring!