Once with friends, colleagues in the National Assembly and family members, Hon. Eziuche Chinwe Ubani, member, House of Representatives from Obingwa/Osisioma/Ugwumagbo area of Abia State, forgets his worries. He shares the fun with Anayo Okolie
For journalist-turned politician, Hon. Eziuche Chinwe Ubani, it takes little to put his worries behind.
The ranking lawmaker, who is undoubtedly one of the intellectuals in the lower chamber of the National Assembly, has played great but hushed politics. Being one with clear-cut depth of what critical issues entail at any point in time, that Ubani is not one of the “notice me” lawmakers is not tantamount to lazing away. He does his work within schedule and with as much commitment.
Perhaps, it accounts for why Ubani believes in the philosophy that any representative of the people in the National Assembly or political office at that must be involved in high level politics. At the very least, people play the softer side of politics which is managing and listening to people as well as attending to their needs, he added.
But experience has also shown that too much work without observing adequate rest is injurious to one’s health. Ubani is however not oblivious of this. Thus, at any given opportunity, he rests well. More significantly, his rests is deemed complete when time is spent with friends, colleagues and family members.
“Sometimes, when I have time for myself and since my family is very young, I love spending a lot of time with them; I try to relax with my daughter and then, chat with my wife, go to places with her. I read and also write.”
The former media adviser to former Speaker Ghali Umar Na'Abba, who had edited the Sunday titles of The Comet and THISDAY Newspapers at different times added: “Writing is what is ingrained in your DNA as a journalist; you find things that you can write on but not necessarily things to publish. But sometimes you will have a way of collecting your thought and then keep them somewhere. So, I do a lot of that.
“I also do a lot of traveling on this job. So, when I am not doing any of these things, I find myself relaxing where I can get my thoughts out of my system and put them somewhere and lock them up. But one thing I find very exceptional is sitting down in the mix of friends, my class mates in primary, secondary schools, university or even my colleagues having a very good debate.
“Travelling takes you away from those places where you can find them but when I do it, it is something I find exceptionally relaxing; talk to friends, play and drink with them. I also listen to music and watch films. Sometimes, I go to a night club when I am in the mood because I like to see the lights at night, move around the city, see the light on, go to the club and see people. I don’t dance much but I like the ambience and I enjoy it so much to drink and talk to people; go back home and sleep. It takes away a lot of stress on my system,” he said.
The lawmaker who is disturbed about the growing insecurity and corruption in the country said “another thing I like doing is discussing how to promote this country which will be elaborated very well in the book I am writing.”