Authorities at the North West Legislature have confirmed that elections for the new Premier will be conducted through a secret ballot, should there be more than one nomination for the position.

Opposition parties say they will submit their own nominations for the election of the new Premier.

The vote will take place on Tuesday morning at a full sitting of the legislature in Mahikeng.

The ANC has announced 67-year-old struggle veteran, Bushy Maape, as their Premier nominee.

He could replace former Premier Job Mokgoro who resigned two weeks ago.

Acting Secretary for the Legislature, Maphetlhe Maphetlhe says, “In that case, the judge president like as a process will call for nominations. Political parties will field their person the judge president will divide the house. There will be ballot papers given to political parties and members will start to vote for their preferred candidate. It will be conducted through a secret ballot as it is regulated.”

The African National Congress Interim Provincial Committee (IPC) had been calling for Mokgoro’s removal, after accusing him of not taking instructions from the party.

When announcing his resignation, Mokgoro said he will formally hand over his resignation letter to the speaker of the North West legislature.

He has thanked the province’s citizens for giving him an opportunity to lead. Mokgoro also mentioned that during his tenure, he tried by all means to uproot corruption in the province.