INEC reappoints Oriaran-Anthony as Secretary


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the reappointment of the Secretary of the commission, Rose Oriaran-Anthony, for a second and final term of four years.

This was contained in a statement issued on Thursday by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye.

Okoye stated that the reappointment of Oriaran-Anthony will take effect from December 7, in accordance with Section 8 of the Electoral Act, 2022.

Oriaran-Anthony hails from Edo State.

She holds a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) degree in Language Arts from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, a Masters degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Abuja, and another Masters degree in Public Communication and Public Relations from the University of Westminster, in the United Kingdom.

Rose Oriaran-Anthony is the second female Secretary of the commission and the first to have her tenure renewed.

She is a long-term staff of the commission and has served as Public Affairs Officer, Assistant Director (Information and Publicity), Deputy Director (Voter Education), and Director (Civil Societies Liaison).

Her last posting was Administrative Secretary in Delta State before her first appointment on December 5, 2018.

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