What is there to contemplate? Need there be anything to say? Uncle Sam, like I have always said. You have been too long at where you are. Tun M stepped down and why shouldn't you do the same? Are you any greater than him? Yeah, I hear the shouts of your loyal supporters against me. But what makes a man a real man?
In fact why not just decline the nomination this elections? You said you can do that. So, just do it. It would be nice to see if you use your brains for once. Plus your community partly says there is nothing more you can offer. So give someone far younger a chance.... he might just elevate your people to a a higher playing field and still you will look like a hero because you step down gracefully.