Per your comments, the EFM has played it role by promoting the standby database as the new master. During this process the recovery.conf file gets created, which has been updated by you for the new slave reconfiguration. We assume the recovery related parameteres are configured and restore command pointing for the location.and entry pointing to the new master.
Can you also please check below things 1.Did you restart the new slave database cluster after the changes on the recovery.conf 2.If the replication is working.The database is in recovery. 3.Check the efm agent on the master and slave. 4.If the agent is not active on the new slave,resume the efm agent on the new slave.