AlJazeeraEnglish — May 07, 2010 — Goodluck Johnathan, Nigeria's new president who was sworn into office just days ago, is set to nominate a vice president early next week for Africa's most populous nation.
But geopolitical divisions are expected to play a vital role in the nomination due to an unwritten rule of power balance between a predominantly Muslim north and majority Christian south.
The ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) has long maintained a geopolitical zoning system for choosing their leadership.
Now the system is coming under scrutiny as Johnathan, a Christian, prepares to choose his deputy.
Yvonne Ndege reports from Abuja, the Nigerian capital.
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