Former police chief Pol Gen Priewphan Damapong will apply for Pheu Thai membership Monday and may become the next party leader, Pheu Thai caretaker spokesman Prompong Nopparit said Sunday.
Prompong said Priewphan called him on Saturday, expressing his wish to join the Pheu Thai.
Prompong said no one had instructed the party to accept Priewphan, a brotherinlaw of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, into the fold of Pheu Thai.
But since Priewphan has been the police commissionergeneral, he would be qualified to hold any position in the party, even the party leader or a Cabinet member, Prompong said. He added that the party has not yet discussed an appropriate position for Priewphan.
Prompong said Priewphan would register his membership at 1:30 pm at the Pheu Thai head office and caretaker leader Viroj Paoin would receive Priewphan by himself.