Pheu Thai ‘warrior’ candidate arrives for registration on horseback
A Pheu Thai Party candidate, seeking an MP seat in the upcoming general election in the northern province of Uttaradit, on Monday showed up to register his candidacy on horseback and dressed in warrior costume.
Today is the first day of the nationwide candidacy registration for the national poll on March 24.
Sarunwut Sarunkate is seeking a seat in the province’s Constituency 2.
People at the registration station became quiet when they saw Sarunwut ride up on a horse and enter the compound.
They were seen trying to stifle smiles after seeing him clad in the costume of a Thai traditional warrior, with sword in hand.
The compound was already crowded with supporters of each of the candidates and onlookers.
Sarunwut said before entering the registration building that his costume symbolised that he was battling with dictatorship to restore a good economy and happiness to the nation.