We know that from 2018 the earth has been hard for lukewarm politicians — secret voting could have benefited them. Like mlolongo voting, where everyone saw who was for or against who, a parliamentary poll by roll call exposes political underbellies and nurtures political hypocrisy. Only the Speaker's election of any of the two Houses is done by secret ballot as per Standing Orders. While secret voting is preferred, as it protects voters from intimidation, being bullied or bought, it is simple, accurate, verifiable, secure, accountable and transparent as envisioned in Article 86 of the Constitution. If the BBI voting was done by secret ballot, could the outcome have been altered?
Source: Standard Digital May 13, 2021 21:00 UTC