The ANC in the Eastern Cape is due to meet soon to decide whether the OR Tambo region is ready to resume its conference this weekend.
"The conference steering committee ... [will] look at the state of readiness for the conference and based on the status of logistics, they will indicate if the regional conference will resume this weekend or not," provincial spokesperson Mlibo Qoboshiyane said in a statement on Wednesday.
"We will communicate the decision of the steering committee when it is made."
The conference was discussed during a provincial executive committee (PEC) meeting this week.
There were allegations that membership figures were inflated, and that there were several "ghost" delegates.
The electoral commission at the conference discovered that votes were cast by 591 delegates, instead of the 587 adopted by the plenary. The PEC adjourned the conference afterwards.
ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said last week the decision to resume the conference was not taken by the ANC's top six officials at its Luthuli House headquarters, but by the PEC, which was now in control of the region.
Qoboshiyane said the PEC agreed with the provincial working committee's recommendations that the conference was adjourned in line with election procedures and rules.
He said when the conference resumed, the steering committee would table an investigative report on the elections of regional executive members to plenary and detail discrepancies identified from all conference documents.
These included documents from the registration process, accreditation of delegates, a credentials report, and the final preparation of the conference voters' roll.
"We are confident that the ANC will work with all branches in OR Tambo to build unity and restore stability. We appeal to all organs of the ANC to accept the credible outcome of conference and take the organisation to the next level," Qoboshiyane said.
Unnamed sources in the conference reportedly said earlier regional chair Thandekile Sabisa defeated his challenger William Ngozi by 296 votes to 295.
Sabisa was allegedly pushing for a change in the national leadership, while Ngozi was allegedly part of group lobbying for a second term for President Jacob Zuma.
The outcome of the election would be integral to Zuma's bid to retain the leadership of the party at its national congress in Mangaung at year-end.
The region is the largest in the Eastern Cape, and the second largest ANC region in the country, after eThekwini in KwaZulu-Natal – Zuma's home province. – Sapa