An ANC supporter holds a flag of the ANC while the President Jacob Zuma addresses ANC Gauteng Cadre Assembly in Pretoria. Picture: Phill Magakoe

North West - The North West ANC will nominate its candidates for the party's leadership by Sunday night, spokesman Kenny Morolong said.

“Registration is continuing and everything is going well. We should conclude (the nominations) by midnight,” he said.

The province was to have held its provincial general council (PGC) at the Kosmos Hall in Hartbeespoort on Friday.

However, proceedings were delayed because of verification issues and because of a parallel conference being held in Mafikeng.

The parallel conference was organised by provincial secretary Kabelo Mataboge, who was supporting the nomination of Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe for president of the party.

Provincial chairman Supra Mahumapelo supports the nomination of President Jacob Zuma for a second term.

The African National Congress' national executive committee (NEC) endorsed the Hartbeespoort conference as the official PGC.

Delegates were given the green light to start registering on Saturday, but the conference was delayed again while the provincial executive committee and national executive committee (NEC) members held talks overnight to try and resolve the parallel conference problem.

It was decided at the meeting that the two factions would hold one PGC, together, at a new venue in Rustenburg.

Morolong said the conference would be held at the Rustenburg Civic centre.

The official deadline for all provinces to hold their nomination conference was Friday. - Sapa