Rustenburg - ANC alliance partners in North West have appealed to the ANC to retain Job Mokgoro as premier of the province.
In a letter dated 14 May addressed to the ANC national officials, the alliance argued that Mokgoro's efforts were yielding a necessary stability in provincial governance.
They further argued that North West had always been leading, in the past 25 years of democracy by providing three female premiers.
The first woman premier was the late Edna Molewa who succeeded Popo Molefe and she in turn handed over to Maureen Modiselle. Thandi Modise was the third woman premier who took over the reins from Modiselle.
"As the province we are not convinced on reality that in 25 years provinces that have not provided a female premier are really not ready to be led by the female premier, and thus this current call is devoid of organisational building and cohesion but an attempt to re-introduce a divisive agenda to the province which has started signs of working towards unity and cohesion," the alliance said.