Elon Musk is searching for someone new to lead Twitter, according to multiple reports.
The news comes after Musk polled Twitter users on Sunday, asking whether he should remain the head of Twitter and promising to abide by the results.
While the poll was running he replied to one user suggesting there was no replacement chief executive lined up, saying: “No one wants the job who can actually keep Twitter alive. There is no successor.”
57.5% of the more than 17.5 million accounts that participated in the poll voted in favour of Musk stepping down.
Musk hasn’t directly commented on the poll, but has said that Twitter will alter its rules so that only people who pay for a subscription can vote on company policy.
Twitter’s paid-for verification feature was rolled out for a second time last week after its launch was paused. The service costs $8 per month, or $11 for people using the Twitter app on Apple devices, and gives subscribers a “blue tick”.
Musk, who took over as head of Twitter after completing his $44 billion USD acquisition of the company in October, has previously said he doesn’t intend to hold the CEO position permanently.
“I expect to reduce my time at Twitter and find somebody else to run Twitter over time,” he said last month.
Responding to another tweet, Musk explained that “the question is not finding a CEO, the question is finding a CEO who can keep Twitter alive.”
He has obeyed the results of his Twitter polls in the past and quoted the phrase “vox populi, vox dei”, a Latin phrase which roughly means “the voice of the people is the voice of God”.