Twitter boss Elon Musk has confirmed that he will “resign as CEO” of the social media company as soon as a suitable replacement is found.
The move comes after he ran one of his now-famous polls to ask Twitter users if he should remain as the company’s chief executive.
As Slay News reported, the poll’s participants voted in favor of Musk stepping down.
When he posted the poll, Musk promised that he would “abide by” the result, even if users said he should step down.
After remaining fairly quiet on the results, Musk confirmed Tuesday night that he would resign from the role he took on after acquiring the company in a $44 billion takeover deal at the end of October.
“I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job!” Musk tweeted.
“After that, I will just run the software & servers teams.”
I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job! After that, I will just run the software & servers teams.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 21, 2022
The poll from Musk comes after he faced backlash during the World Cup on Sunday.
Twitter put out a statement saying that it was going to ban users from being able to promote their other social media accounts on other platforms.
Following a backlash against the policy, Twitter withdrew the change and Musk apologized.
“Going forward, there will be a vote for major policy changes,” Musk tweeted.
“My apologies. Won’t happen again.”
The policy was issued in a blog post that the company posted on the site during the World Cup.
Many argued that the timing was an indicator that Twitter knew the news would not be well received, thus the attempt to bury it in the news cycle.