From independence in 1960, Nigeria has been on a long and arduous search for credible and enduring leaders. The quest for this type of leadership has encountered a variety of potholes and experienced several other undulating challenges. The nation has tried many types of leaders and systems. Some of these leaders came close to meeting national expectations, but were soon consumed either by the obstinate natural laws of mortality, selfishness and greed, or cut short by sudden constitutional or military interventions. Incidentally, the country has had quite a number of both ill-intended and well-meaning, leaders. Many of them were qualified to lead and did meet some national expectations that could comfortably place the country among the comity of credible nations, where international standards, protocols and due process are commonplace. Aside from the first generation of selfless leaders during the first republic, who actually set the tone for indigenous governance after independence, the country was also blessed with a few leaders who succeeded fairly well. However, generally speaking, no Nigerian leader was able to successfully move the country to sustainable stability, security and prosperity for everyone. Many of the leaders came to power by accident, and even those who deliberately aspired to lead Nigeria, failed to meet the basic expectations of their people. However, most Nigerian leaders did not spend enough time in leadership tutorials at all levels, offering and passing all the modules at different stages. Many have taken lessons but some of the critical modules have been missing from their resume of leadership experience, exposure, expertise and excellence. Part of this experience is to understand the country very well, possess an uncommon passion for Nigeria, have inherent love for humanity, hold characteristic respect and tolerance for diversity, be readily prepared for leadership responsibility, be blessed with the capacity to think critically in tackling national challenges, have a personal blueprint or strategic plan to govern, possess a nationalistic support base from a broad spectrum of the Nigerian populace, and more.
A selfless leader and set of leaders whose priority would be to give back to community and country; leaders who have both the personal steam and the support teams, to drive the nation to the promised-land, at any minute. Nigeria could be blessed with such leaders with a combination of these uncommon characteristics. However, many of them could be hidden. Today, one of the very few uncommon leaders who combine the benchmark requirements and the mind-frame to lead the country towards the envisioned roadway, is Atiku Abubakar. This was the very reason why the ATIKU DESERVATION MOVEMENT was born. He is believed to be one of the most deserving to lead Nigeria at this auspicious time in its history. So Deservation connotes deserving to be crowned as the President of Nigeria. The movement was floated to give teeth to the vision of Nigeria’s most celebrated Vice President, who many have chosen to misunderstand. And the handful who seem to understand him could not carry the central message across to fellow countrymen in a comprehensive, accurate and clear terms for the good of Nigeria, for the sake of Africa and for the benefit of the world. ADM will therefore be primarily an umbrella organization for all associations, organizations, groups and individuals routing for, campaigning, strategizing, working or planning for the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the next President of Nigeria. It is also a unifying forum for all other credible aspirants and candidates for elective or appointive political, legislative and executive offices who share the ADM vision for moving Nigeria forward to the shores of sustainable prosperity and abundance for all.