Twitter shares fell nearly 4 percent in pre-market trading on April 11 after a surprise announcement by the company's CEO that Elon Musk would not, in fact, become a member of the social media giant's board of directors.
"Elon's appointment to the board was to become officially effective 4/9, but Elon shared that same morning that he will no longer be joining the board. I believe this is for the best. We have and always will value input from our shareholders whether they are on our board or not," Agrawal said in the note.
The Twitter CEO didn't specify why Musk, who recently bought enough Twitter stock to make him the company's biggest individual shareholder, had decided not to sit on its board, but Musk's appointment to Twitter's board would have limited his ability to own more than 14.9 percent of the company's stock.
Musk’s surprise move to take a 9.2 percent stake in Twitter and later news he was joining its board became one of the biggest tech stories in the past week, with the purchase announcement sending Twitter shares rallying more than 25 percent.
The move also fueled speculation around whether Musk might have plans to shake up the social media giant, whose commitment to free speech he has called into question.
Over 2 million Twitter users weighed in, with 70.4 percent voting "no."
Twitter has been repeatedly accused of censoring some minority and politically conservative viewpoints, claims that the company denies.
News of Musk’s anticipated ascension to Twitter board member was met with calls from conservatives for him to chart a new course at the company.