The National Leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday appointed Senator Ibrahim Gobir (Sokoto East) as the new Senate Leader and Chairman of the APC caucus in the Senate.

The party’s decision was contained in a letter addressed to Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, and signed by the National Chairman of the APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu.

The letter was read by Lawan during the plenary.

Gobir replaced the former Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi (Kebbi North), who defected from the ruling party to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Until his nomination, Senator Gobir was the Chairman of the Senate Committee on National Security and Intelligence.

The nomination letter reads, “With reference to your letter No.: NASS9thS/SP/D/12/ dated 16th June, 2022, in which you informed the party of the vacancy of the office of the Senate Leader of our party.

“Accept herewith, the party’s nomination of Senator Ibrahim Gobir (Sokoto East Senatorial District) as replacement for the Senate Leader and Chairman of the APC Caucus.

“While thanking you for the usual cooperation, please accept the assurances of our best regards.”