Bio Names Running-Mate

Impeccable sources have confirmed to The Exclusive that the
presidential candidate of the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Bio has chosen Dr. Mohamed
Juldeh Jalloh as his running-mate.

Maada Bio who won the SLPP presidential ticket in October, 2017 is expected to officially name his running-mate
shortly.
According to inside sources, this decision comes following last week’s resolution by the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) that gave Brig. Rtd. Bio the full authority to choose who he deems fit to run the 7th March, 2018 presidential race with.

After careful search, consultations and background-check of possible candidates for the slot, the lot finally fell on Dr. Jalloh.

Dr Jalloh was born in Kono, district, Eastern Province by parents from Port Loko District, Northern Province. His mother hails from Kalangba, in the Lokomasama Chiefdom
and his father from Tentefore, in the Kafu Bullom Chiefdom.

A devout Muslim, Dr. Jalloh started his early education at the Islamic Primary School and later at the Koidu Secondary School. He took his
Advanced Level Examination at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Secondary School in
Freetown before proceeding to Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone where he graduated
with a BA.

He obtained his Master’s In Science (MSc) in political science from the Ibadan University
and a PhD from the Institute of Political Sciences, University of
Bordeaux in France.
Dr. Jalloh started his professional career in the United Nations in
March 2000 working as a Program Officer at the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).  Until recently, he worked as a Senior Advisor at
the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). His extensive experience allowed him to provide strategic advice in
overseeing the effective functioning of the offices and pillar of the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General who also served
as the Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator. Dr. Jalloh also supported the Algerian led mediation process of the Malian crisis. Whilst at the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA)
and the Sahel in Senegal, he served as the Sahel Advisor to the
Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for West Africa and the Sahel. In that capacity, he co-lead the
elaboration of the United Nations Strategy on the Sahel, and worked closely with the Peace and Security architecture of ECOWAS, the
African Union led Nouakchott process and later the G5 Sahel and several international NGOs active in security and governance issues.
During his work as West African Analyst for the International Crisis Group, Dr. Jalloh covered Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Guinea
Bissau. Among others, he was responsible for writing renowned policy reports and articles on these countries and undertook numerous advocacy trips in several countries in Europe and Africa including at
the ECOWAS, African Union and the European Union in Brussels. During
that period, he was interviewed and quoted by renowned news media such
as the BBC, RFI, and Reuters. From 2004 to 2006, Dr. Jalloh in close collaboration with the Campaign for Good Governance pioneered and
managed a European Union Civil Society Capacity building project in
Sierra Leone. In that capacity, he worked with the Campaign for Good Governance in Sierra Leone, to support Civil Society groups and
further reinforced democratic practices in Sierra Leone. He supported Campaign For Good Governance program on public policy analyses and
research including leading the study on quality education in Sierra Leone with other various stakeholders in Sierra Leone. As a research
and teaching fellow at the Institute of Political Sciences, University of Bordeaux in France, Dr. Jalloh has also been published in several
book chapters as well as in reputed international journals.

Dr. Jalloh brings with him over fifteen years of solid experience and a track record, including a distinguished service in the above
national and international institutions, organisations and countries.
His hard-work and competences has earned him an international
reputation as a specialist in the fields of public policy analysis,
governance, development and security issues. A reputation that has led
him to hold the above key leadership, managerial and research type positions in, amongst others, the United Nations, the International Crisis Group, the University of Bordeaux and the Campaign for Good
Governance in Sierra Leone.