The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday named Senator Abdullahi Gobir (Sokoto East) as the new Senate Leader.
The appointment was contained in a letter by the National Chairman of the APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, and read at plenary by the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan.
Gobir replaced Senator Yahaya Abdullahi (Kebbi North) following his resignation as Senate Leader after he defected from the APC to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Adamu in the letter said the appointment of Senator Gobir as new majority leader of the 9th Senate was sequel to request made to that effect by APC caucus in the Senate via a letter dated June 16, 2022 .
Immediately after his announcement, Senator Gobir took bows across aisles, and was led to his seat by the deputy majority leader, Senator Robert Ajayi Boroffice.