Tony G Joins UKIPT, Intends to Run for Party Leadership!July 8, 2016 11:39 am
Following the surprise result of the UK referendum to withdraw from the EU, the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), Nigel Farage, decided his job was done and so resigned from his position as party leader.
That news has since proved an irresistible opportunity for MEP, Antanas “Tony G” Guoga, to thrust himself into the media limelight once more, and announce that he was now considering running for the role himself, albeit on a pro-European ticket. Discussing his potential candidacy, Guoga explained:
“In the constitution of the UKIP that you can find online, it says all party members, so I joined the party yesterday and as a party member I expect to be fully qualified and have all the credentials in order to be a candidate for the leadership.”
Prior to the recent historical EU referendum, Farage publicly announced that he had placed a £1,000 wager at the bookies that the UK would vote to exit the EU on June 23rd. Prior to becoming a politician, Tony G was a poker pro with almost $5 million in winnings, and so the Lithuanian-Australian businessman soon contacted the UKIPT leader to see if he wanted to up the ante to €1 million.
While Farage declined the bet, Tony G has now made him another tempting offer, this time promising him a two-week holiday at TonyResort in Australia in return for supporting his candidacy. Needless to say, Tony G’s leadership bid may have more to do with his fun-loving nature and the need for shameless self-promotion rather than an actual desire to head the party, especially when he says things like he shares UKIPT’s grievance with Romanians immigrants, as he had lost had lost substantial amount of money to poker superstar Daniel Negreanu during his time spent as a professional player. If elected, Tony G also offered to donate his MEP’s salary to the NHS.
“I urge all UKIP members to support my bid. Under my stewardship, U will stand for U-Turn,” explained Tony G.