Johannesburg - ANC Eastern Cape chairperson Pumulo
Musaulle is the favoured candidate for provincial premier, the party said on
The special provincial executive committee met on
Wednesday and unanimously agreed to put forward Musaulle's name, ANC provincial
secretary Oscar Mabuyane said in a statement.
"We also wish to put it on record that in the
history of Eastern Cape politics, it has never happened that the ANC takes an
hour discussing the matter."
Prior to Musaulle taking over as chairperson in 2009, it
would take more than a day for the committee to decide on three names to be
submitted to the party's national headquarters because of deep divisions and
other political interests, he said.
"This alone confirms the quality leader in Cde [Comrade]
His name would be formally handed over to national ANC
officials on Sunday, Mabuyane said.
"We are hoping that they will not have a different
view from our decision."