The failed opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary hopeful, Obuobia Darko Opoku has mocked Founder of the International Central Gospel Church, Pastor Mensah Otabil saying she prefers to eat Fufu infested with bacteria.
Pastor Otabil insists Africans are cutting shot their lives with their continuous eating of Fufu.
Fufu, which is prepared with cooked cassava and plantain, yam and or cocoyam, is known to be one of the favourite delicacies in many African countries, especially Ghana.
However addressing attendees at the National Convocation of the 2017 Springboard Roadshow on the need for a change in the attitudes of Africans, Pastor Otabil noted that the process involved in the preparation of fufu is too stressful and unhygienic.
“Any food that if you have to eat you’ll have to punish yourself like this, what’s the sense in it? And the annoying thing is when you’re pounding, the sweat will be going in and will be mixed, and even in the mortar, there are all kinds of bacteria in the corners, this is an ecosystem for bacteria, 5 years and we are still pounding and people will say, that’s what we like.”
“It’s killing us; because you know Africans we don’t know what kills us, the thing is killing us but you say it’s a witch, because we never identify objectively the cause of the problem…..Come to think of it, this fufu in this mortar is not sanitized , what impact does it have on our lives? Pastor Mensa Otabil said.
But the former NDC Parliamentary candidate for Weija/Gbawe, Obuobia Darko Opoku, is not the least moved by Pastor Otabils stance on the preparation and eating of the delicacy.
In a video posted on her Facebook page Friday, the former Radio Presenter is seen at a restaurant saying she’s enjoying her fufu with the bacteria and the sweat that had dropped into the food, adding that no one should tell Pastor Otabil.