GASPARILLO – AFTER 50 years in politics, Tabaquite MP Dr Surujrattan Rambachan says he will be riding out into the sun.
He said he will not be seeking political office again.
Rambachan was speaking at the Gasparillo Secondary School during the UNC’s meeting on Tuesday night.
He said, “There are those who will say good riddance to Rambachan. There are those who will say don’t leave but I will be an elder statesman I am giving rebirth to my political party and the wisdom of my experience in public life will be given to the new generation of leaders.”
While he felt privileged to serve, he admitted to internal squabbles within the party.
Rambachan said, “I have had my battles with the leadership, with our political leader, with colleagues but I have always tried to fight inside not in the public. I believe that conversations lead to conversion and that politics is still about the art of compromise without relinquishing with your essential life values.”
He said, “You must also be prepared to move on if the disagreements are beyond compromise. I want to assure you that my decision to redefine my role in the politics of my country and more particularly in the future of my party has nothing to do with disaffection or disappointments in my leader nor of any fundamental differences with my colleagues.”
Rambachan said, “As a politician more properly defined as a servant of the people, it is important to understand what the country needs. I will not be seeking office again but I will continue to serve the poorest and the weakest.”
“Out of governance that builds and sustains strong families and safe communities lie the strength of a nation.”
Persad-Bissessar praised Rambachan saying he was an outstanding strategist and member of the party.