Electoral Commissioner, Patilias Gamato, made the announcement late this afternoon saying Hetinu and his assistant, Roslyn Tabogani, have been replaced.
Assuming the roles will be Alvin Jimmy as Election Manager and Bale Kavanamur, as Assistant Election Manager.
The announcement was made in front of disgruntled NCD candidates who fronted the EC Headquarters today seeking to present a second petition to Gamato.
The first petition was handed to Gamato yesterday following the deferral of polling in the capital city.
Both petitions demanded the sidelining of both Hetinu and his assistant as well as another polling official, who were detained and questioned by police over suspicious activities.
“I have since then decided to replace the election manager and assistant election manager due to other public complaints,” Gamato said.
“I have appointed Alvin Jimmy, an experiences Electoral Officer within ONGEC to take over from Mr. Terence Hetinu and Roslyn to conduct the election.
“Jimmy will be assisted by Bale Kavanamur as Assistant Election Manager for NCD.”
During the meet, Jimmy said his immediate task is to reconcile all ballot papers.
He said they will ensure ballots papers correspond to electoral roll numbers at all polling venues.