Elon Musk has said he will step down as chief executive of Twitter after finding a replacement.
"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," Musk wrote on Twitter.
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
It comes after Musk launched a poll asking users for their verdict on his tenure, saying he would "abide by the results".
As the deadline passed on Sunday, 57.5 per cent had voted for him to leave. The poll was an apparent attempt to draw a line under his controversial reign.
Roughly 20 minutes after he posed the question, as the 'yes' vote edged ahead, he added, "As the saying goes, be careful what you wish, as you might get it."
Responding to a comment, he said, "The question is not finding a CEO, the question is finding a CEO who can keep Twitter alive."
He added, "No one wants the job who can actually keep Twitter alive. There is no successor."