Sir John pushing for contract extension

Normal, Sports

LONG-serving PNG Sports Federation and Olympic Commitee (PNSFOC) secretary general Sir John Dawanincura is seeking an extension to his contract.
Sir John, who has been with the organisation since 1980, has asked the federation’s executive board, which is headed by president Sir Henry ToRobert, for an additional 18 months.
This would end his tenure as head of the PNGSFOC in 2012 and free Sir John, who has been secretary general for the last 26 years, for a tilt at the position of president – Sir Henry’s current position. 
In a circular sent to all member federations last Wednesday, the executive board stated that Sir John’s contract would expire on Dec 31 and that it would endorse the succession of PNGSFOC deputy secretary general Auvita Rapilla to a five-year term at a special general meeting on Saturday in Port Moresby.
Furthermore the board  offered Sir John a position as the executive chairman of the Pacific Games 2015 organising committee.
However Sir John declined the position and in a letter to the executive board maintained that only affiliated members of PNGSFOC could terminate his contract.
He was also disappointed the board did not discuss the situation with him earlier in the year.