Holding firm to his vision of public service, he turned down many lucrative opportunities
to pursue an academic career in the United States of America.
At Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Waxahachie, Texas, he served as Junior
class President and completed his course work on Biblical Studies, which earned him
a Bachelor’s degree. Desirous of pursuing doctoral research in theology, he was encouraged
by the faculty to pursue a law degree. He read law at Suffolk University Law School
in Boston, Massachusetts, and was called to the Texas Bar in November 2006.
For the past decade Andrew has served the north Texas community in criminal defense
and immigration law – while remaining dedicated to the Sierra Leone community in
the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and to the people of Pujehun District, especially Constituency
87. From 2009 through 2016, he served as the legal adviser for the Sierra Leone People’s
Party North American Chapter.
A devoted husband to Naatie for the past twenty-one years, they are role models for
their three ambitious children; Timothy, Ruth and Grace. A man of faith, Andrew often
reflects on God’s blessings in his life – it is this reflection and his commitment
to public service that left him disheartened after a visit to his home town. Seeing
decades of non-progression, Andrew convinced Naatie and the children that Constituency
87 urgently needed collective action.
Jaiah has decided to run for Parliamentary seat to represent Constituency 87 in Pujehun
district, the third largest district in the country. The constituency was destroyed
during the country’s civil war. Fifteen years later, it still visibly carries the
scars of the civil war.
“Sierra Leone gave me the foundation to accomplish my goals – I am a public servant,
and it’s time to bring A New Leadership for a Brighter Future to Constituency 87.
With God’s help and the will of the people, I aspire to be the next Member of Parliament
representing the good citizens of Constituency 87 in Pujehun District.”
With conviction and steadfast focus, I am asking for your support to help change
the direction of Sierra Leone.