I begin by thanking the Almighty for giving me the courage, commitment and strength to run this race to its finish. I congratulate Mr. Prakash Ramadhar for his victory and also Dr. Lincoln Douglas for putting himself forward as a candidate. I also thank Mr. Rufus Foster for his support.
I remain committed to the core principles of the COP and I will do whatever is necessary to ensure that the citizens of this country are part of a politics that speaks to accountability, transparency, fairness and most importantly democracy to its truest sense.
I wish to thank my family, friends, all the members of my campaign team and all those who supported me. We fought the good fight. We kept our campaign clean and consistent with the principles of our party. This evening I wish to thank each and everyone of you for believing in me.
For me this is not the end, in fact it is the beginning.
Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan, M.P.
Minister of Public Administration